A young Texas woman has gained online fame after her rant against her fellow millennials, who she dubs ‘entitled’ and ‘lazy’, went viral.
Broadcast journalist Alexis Bloomer, 23, claims in her video that she was prompted to record herself after witnessing Facebook friends over the age of 40 bashing the current generation, known as millenials and born between 1982 and 1994, as well as seeing a young man fail to hold open a door for a handicapped older man.
So, she claims, she ‘took it upon myself’ to investigate just ‘what’s so wrong with our generation and why they’re so mad at us’.
Her conclusion? ‘I pretty much realized: We’re just existing, we’re not really contributing anything to society.’
Sitting in the driver’s seat of her car, the blonde and blue-eyed Texan continued on to rail against the lack of ‘basic manners’ among her peers, who she claims ‘don’t even hold doors open for ladies, much less our elders anymore’.
She calls the music of choice of millennials as ‘obscene’ and that it ‘degrades women and pretty much glorifies drugs and crime’ and adds that they have no respect for their elders and bemoans the fact that ‘everything that used to be frowned upon, is now celebrated’.
She complains about current slang being used by young people, singling out the word ‘bae’ and maligning the fact that reality star Kim Kardashian is ‘idolized’ while football player Tim Tebow is ‘shamed’ by millennials.
She goes on to say: ‘We’re lazy, we’re really entitled. And we want to make a lot of money and have free education but we’re not really willing to put in the work.’
Technology and the age of social media is also a sticking point for the young broadcaster.
Also in her posted-to-Facebook rant she complains that: ‘Our idea of standing up for something we believe in means going on Facebook and posting a status with your opinion. And we believe the number of followers we have reflects who we are as a person.’
Pointing a long manicured fingernail at the camera she lays the extreme divide among people in the country partly at the feet of millennials and claims that ‘nothing has value in our generation because we take advantage of everything’.
She closes her arguments by apologizing to ‘our elders’ for having to put up with the ‘entitled’ Y Generation, and urges her fellow millennials ‘to break that stereotype and prove that my parents raised me better’.
Since she posted the video to her career fan page on Friday, April 22, it has been viewed more than 41 million times and been shared more than one million times. It has also attracted more than 54,000 comments which are made up partly of many older users who praise her for her insight and also enraged millennials taking exception to Alexis’ broad, sweeping statements about them.
‘Sweetheart you are an honest wise young Lady. It is so refreshing to hear someone from your Generation lay it on the line,’ wrote one of her supporters.
‘This is much less a knock on millennials than it is a knock on anybody who doesn’t fall in line with your southern-conservative views under the guise of an apology to our elders,’ wrote a critic.
Despite the backlash coming from thousands of her fellow millennials, since the video was posted, Alexis has been gleefully posting on social media about being invited to speak on radio shows and Fox News – whose host Ainsley Earhardt praised her for her ‘positive message’ and offered her help in her journalism career.
During her interview, Alexis remarked that she started out with just 10,000 followers – she now has more than 170,000 – and now intends to further her message by ‘leading by example’.
This article originally appeared on the Daily Mail.