NPR ran a story that's stirred up some major controversy among baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1955). Since it was published on Monday, September 4th, countless boomers have tweeted their negative reactions to the article:
Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers, Or You May Not Be Able To Later
It turns out, however, most of these people never read the article, which is an innocuous piece about how sitting for 13-14 hours a day may increase your risk of disease. Many baby boomers, upon reading the headline, assumed the article was about the laziness of their generation and were immediately triggered. It's pretty ironic that if they weren't too lazy to read the article, they'd know no insult was intended. Countless baby boomers are now decrying the piece on Twitter and - HUGE surprise - most of them are outspoken Trump supporters.
"Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers" - I worked from 16 to 62 years of age. I am tired. I owe YOU nothing! YOU are your own problem!— Deplorable D Pierce (@DianePierce532) September 4, 2017
"Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers" We did, that's why Trump is President!— gregory davis (@gdavi12_davis) September 4, 2017
So now the democrat party slogan is "Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers" Typical, demand others who worked, built, suffered do more for them— Behind Enemy Lines (@BushwackCA) September 4, 2017
Older Trumpists are in a RAGE over health/wellness article, "Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers."— Luke Blackwood (@LukeDBlackwood) September 4, 2017
Who knew they were such precious ❄️❄️❄️?
WOW! "Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers" certainly triggered some angry boomers too lazy to read the story.— JoJo (@minnesotajo) September 4, 2017