A romantic fruit scene by Chloe Wise. Image Source.
Oh dear lord, baby boomers are really running out of insightful things to say about millennials aren’t they? This week Time Magazine categorised the phrase “hold my avocado” as viral millennial content and nopety, nope, nope.
The Time article — ”Hold My Avocado’ Is the Viral Catchphrase Millennials Have Been Looking For’ — was based on a single Tweet from a random guy named Ken:
Millennial: your generation got houses and jobs
Boomer: yes but we lived with constant fear of nuclear winter
Millennial: hold my avocado
— Ken Norton (@kennethn) August 8, 2017
Time mag really went all in, calling “hold my avocado” “the most zeitgeist-encapsulating catchphrase” they’ve seen in a while. Why? Because it’s “a quick way to denote the contemporary millennial experience: seeking luxury wellness, but potentially derailed by sociopolitical developments.” Hey Time:
You literally paid someone to write this? QUIT TRYING TO MAKE “MILLENIALS & AVOCADOS” HAPPEN, TIME. IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
— LolaRamona (@Lola_Ramona9903) August 9, 2017
The internet has not reacted favourably to this ~fake news~ with one person aptly asking:
does anyone under the age of 126 work at Time magazine? https://t.co/D3fL15v25R
— eve ⚔️ peyser (@evepeyser) August 10, 2017
A few other choice responses include:
Someone needs to reply with this, so it might as well be me. . . pic.twitter.com/16YhgVhRKc
— Calum Carson (@calum_carson) August 9, 2017
— Sizzle (@steincamp) August 9, 2017
trump: cnn is fake news
time: hold my avocado
— jake (@jcobevans) August 10, 2017
— Damon Kecman (@DownWithDamon) August 10, 2017
Can everyone please stop overstating the relationship between millennials and avocados? Yes, avos are a delicious fruit that go well with toast and eggs, but are they a symbol of the millennial experience? Nah.
But wait, there’s more!