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Goodbye 'OK Boomer', Hello 'Karen Generation'

No generation is safe.

Baby boomers have been at the receiving end of an epic roasting thanks to Gen Z and millennials popularising the quip “OK boomer.” Having made boomers everywhere clutch at their pearls, it appears that the younger folks have turned their attention to Gen X (aka the forgotten generation between baby boomers and Gen Z).

In the same vein as using “OK boomer” to wave off baby boomers, Gen Z and millennials are now starting to call Gen X the “Karen Generation.”

A “Karen” refers to those privileged, middle-aged white mums who are always asking to see the manager whenever something doesn’t go their way. You know the ones we’re talking about.

Like how “OK boomer” began as a viral TikTok video, the “Karen generation” began when the topic of generational feuds came up in the comments section on TikTok and quickly snowballed when people pointed out how Gen X’ers aren’t entirely innocent either.

Generally speaking (via Buzzfeed News), those who fall in the “Karen Generation” are:

“Privileged from the system the boomers set up for them and [are] now acting entitled and working against Gen Z.

They’re usually racist, homophobic, and transphobic, don’t believe in vaccines or climate change, and are mostly also the parents of Gen Z children.”

When put like that, labelling Gen X’ers as the “Karen Generation”… actually makes a lot of sense. Yes, baby boomers shoulder a heap of the blame for a lot of the wrongs happening around the world right now, such as climate change.

But how else do we explain the worrying uptick in anti-vaxxers, close-minded views on racism and the LGBTQI+ community, the unearned air of superiority that surrounds them, and the tendency to paint themselves as the victim all the time?

This “Karen generation” label is of course yet another generational feud based on stereotypes, which has been going on since human beings came into existence so it’s not really that surprising, nor will the inevitable backlash this label will get from Gen X’ers.

As funny – and satisfying – as it is to have a label for problematic Gen X’ers, “Karen” does carry a gender bias as it is associated with the image of an obnoxious woman.

Whether the “Karen generation” will catch on like “OK boomer” remains to be seen, but we have a suggestion to fix the label’s gender bias problem: Have irritating Gen X women be called “Karen” and pain-in-the-arse Gen X men be called “Derek” because let’s face it, Dereks are the worst.

Gender Reveals Hit Horrific New Low As Woman Literally Farts Out The Big News

Just... why?

What the hell is going on with gender reveal parties lately? They used to be nothing more than fun gatherings celebrating the mum-to-be and the unborn bub. Now they’re the cause of plane crashes, slapslick-esque bodiy injuries, and in the most WTF example to come out so far, inappropriate use of farts and baby powder.

Same ay.

In a horrific new low for gender reveals, a woman known as Paige Gunn on Twitter decided to pull the curtain back on her baby’s gender by shoving some blue baby powder up her butt and farting it out.

No, you didn’t read that incorrectly but I’ll repeat it once again for clarity: a woman put some blue baby powder up her butt, she then pushes out a fart, and the blue powder comes out with a dramatic (and disgusting) poof.

But look, you do you, Paige. If you wanted to reveal the gender of your unborn kid using flatulence, then go nuts. And if the internet is disgusted by your video and decides to roast you for it, well, you kind of set yourself up for that.

For those who care about the baby’s gender, it’s a boy (hence the blue baby powder) but that’s perhaps the least important aspect of this gender reveal.

It’s difficult to process the amount of chaos and grossness in display here. There’s the baby powder visibly lingering in the air for everyone to smell and see (which is a dangerous recipe for pink eye if there ever was one), the woman’s friends cheering like maniacs over this horrendous display, and there’s a poor dog in the background that’s forced to put up with all this nonsense.

But the biggest victim of this shambolic farting saga is the poor unborn baby. One day they’re going to come across this gender reveal clip and their mum is going to have to awkwardly explain the reasoning behind shoving baby powder up her butt and farting it out, all for the sake of views on the internet.

Talk about being the butt of a joke.

No One Is Lusting Over Noah Centineo More Than David Spade

Get someone who looks you the way David Spade looks at Noah Centineo.

It’s been quite the wild rollercoaster ride for Noah Centineo. One minute he’s the heartthrob whom every teenage girl is dreaming about, next minute he’s a jerk-bro whose appeal has evaporated in a cloud of hair bleach and weird posts seemingly ripped off from 2004 Tumblr blogs. But there’s still one person out there who is seemingly still thirsting over Noah: middle-aged comedian David Spade.

This isn’t some weird fan-shipping thing that we just pulled out of the hat. During Noah Centineo’s cooked People’s Choice Awards speech, the camera happened to pan over to Spade, who was seemingly in a state of ecstasy.

Between the ridiculously intense licking of the lips to the dazed look of a man who is deep in thought about some unsavoury stuff, it seems like Noah’s speech was the last thing about the guy that was on ol’ mate Dave’s mind.

Look, we can’t really blame David Spade for looking like a thirsty teenage girl when in the vicinity of Noah Centineo. Sure he’s kind of gross now but he’s objectively a good-looking chap so some unashamed ogling is bound to happen.

Of course it could also be a case of David Spade spacing out and the camera catching him at that exact moment, which is also within the realm of possibility. Those awards shows are long and can be tedious so it’s no surprise that Dave spaced out mid-ceremony.

After much furor over whether Dave has the hots for Noah Centineo or not, we ultimately got an answer from the man himself and his explanation, sadly, quite boring.

Chatting about the incident on his show, Lights Out With David Spade (via Cinema Blend), he said it was literally a case of him spacing out and the camera catching it rather than him thirsting over Noah.

Just a little bit.

It’s almost a bit of a shame that this whole viral moment wasn’t born out of a random moment of lust. But hey, at least it gave us some good laughs.

Given the gradual turning of the tide on Noah Centineo’s heartthrob status though, one feels he’ll be wishing that David Spade was genuinely lusting after him sooner rather than later.

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