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Gen Z Are Dragging Millennials On TikTok With Hilariously Accurate Insults

Too much wine, doggos and 'adulting'.

If you’re over the age of 23 and have spent any more than five minutes on TikTok, you’d be well aware of the growing gap between Millennials and Generation Z. If you aren’t across the phenomenon, just take a look at these incredibly hilarious (and accurate) insults Gen Z TikTok users have for millennials.

Over the weekend, Twitter user @local__celeb posted, “I’m awake at 3am and I just want everyone to know what Gen Z says about millennials on TikTok…” with a screenshot of comments. 

The insults range from millennials saying “doggo” and “adulting” to using Buzzfeed quizzes to find out their favourite wine. One user wrote, “millennials will attack you if you disrespect their Harry Potter house,” while another mocked millennials for saying “give me a slice of pizza and wine.” 

“Sis Rebecca, you are 32 and an alcoholic please sit down,” they added.

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The insults are straight-up savage but hilariously accurate. Born between 1980 and 1994, there’s no doubt that Harry Potter, Buzzfeed quizzes and a slightly unhealthy obsession with pizza and wine are defining factors of millennials – but we’re not all the same.

Surely, there are millennials out there who aren’t guilty of overusing the words “doggo” and “adulting”? Someone? Anyone?

The insults start to get real personal towards the end of the thread. One says, “millennials be like: yikes, I’m adulting right now ugh I need to go get an avocado toast!” and another reads, “All they do is drink wine, post cringe ‘90s kid’ memes, talk about tech start-ups and lie.”

Ouch. Having been shamed for our avocado-eating and memes since the dawn of time, these ones really hit where it hurts. But, you’ve got to give it to Gen Z TikTok users – they’ve got a point.

I don’t know whether it’s devastating or impressive that an entire generation can be summed up in just a few spicy comments.

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‘Little Britain’ Stars’ Response To Show Being Pulled Over Blackface Isn’t Surprising

The show was removed from streaming platforms last week.

Last week, BBC announced that it would be removing Little Britain from certain streaming platforms due to concerns about the use of blackface by its two leads, David Walliams and Matt Lucas. Hear all about it below:

Sketches involving blackface haven’t been Little Britain’s only cause for concern since the show first aired in 2003. It’s been heavily criticised over the years for featuring damaging stereotypes and representations of women and disabled people, amongst other problematic characters.

The choice to pull Little Britain from Netflix and BBC iPlayer, amongst other platforms, sparked a wider conversation around other shows that haven’t aged well, and was followed by the removal of Chris Lilley’s various series, The Mighty Boosh and The League of Gentlemen, Gone With Wind and Cops. 

Responding to the removal of Little Britain, Matt Lucas and David Walliams wrote in a statement, they “regret that we played characters of other races.”

“Once again we want to make clear that it was wrong and we are very sorry,” they added.

It’s really no surprise Lucas and Walliams regret depicting blackface in Little Britain. In a 2017 interview with The Guardian, Lucas said, “If I could go back and do Little Britain again, I wouldn’t make those jokes about transvestites. I wouldn’t play black characters.”

“Basically, I wouldn’t make that show now. It would upset people. We made a more cruel kind of comedy than I’d do now,” he said. “Society has moved on a lot since then and my own views have evolved.”

Like the many other TV shows and movies that are now being pulled from viewing platforms, producers and cast members are looking back and realising the impact of their content. 

There’s strong debate over whether completely removing the shows from public consciousness is the correct strategy, or if adding a disclaimer to the beginning of them is a more appropriate action. Hear about that below:

Either way, one thing is clear – society is feeling more empowered than ever before to speak out against racial injustices. 

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Anti-Racist Activists Are Coming For The Fictional Police Dog In 'Paw Patrol'

"Euthanise the police dog."

PAW Patrol might be an award-winning and wholesome kids show, but it recently landed at the centre of a Black Lives Matter controversy, with activists calling for a main character – a fictional police dog – to be killed off.

The American-Canadian cartoon, which first aired in 2013, follows a group of six rescue dogs who use their talents to protect the seaside town of Adventure Bay. The team is made up of a firefighting Dalmatian, a bulldog construction worker – but the problem lies with Chase, the German shepherd police dog of the group.

With cute phrases like “Chase is on the case!” and “All in a police pup’s day!” the character appears relatively harmless. However, protesters see it differently.

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Earlier this month, the official PAW Patrol Twitter account posted in support of the Amplify Melanated Voices social media movement. “In solidarity of #amplifymelanatedvoices we will be muting our content until June 7th to give access for Black voices to be heard so we can continue to listen and further our learning,” the show tweeted.

It didn’t take long for Twitter users to clap back at the tweet, demanding PAW Patrol “euthanise the police dog” and “abolish Chase.” 

The comments might sound tongue-in-cheek, but they signal a much larger push to stop glorifying cop characters in TV shows and movies.

Earlier this week, the reality TV show Cops was cancelled after a whopping 32 seasons for glorifying police aggression. Following the show’s cancellation, civil rights group Color of Change tweeted, “Crime TV plays a significant role in advancing distorted representations of crime, justice, race and gender within culture and Cops led the way, pushing troubling implications for generations of viewers.” 

Amidst the protests, New Girl actor Lamorne Morris told Metro he felt “weird” about playing a cop on the show. “It felt strange, you felt like you were betraying your people, you’re like, ‘pick a side,’ that’s the thought process you’re going through in your head.”

Chase the dog seems innocent, but the death of George Floyd and so many other Black people at the hands of police is changing the way we see the profession portrayed in pop culture.

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