It's safe to say Generation Z "Zoomers" and Millennials have some serious beef, and the latest Twitter storm that's been brewing involves the "crying laughing" emoji.
Keep scrolling to see the savage things some Gen Z-ers had to say...
Now, let's start from the beginning...
via: GettyWhat exactly is a millennial?
Millennials are also known as "Generation Y"...
And what about Gen Z?
Generation Z will be afraid to ask a girl out but will literally body slam a Cop— Rainyydayyx3 (@Rainyydayyx3)1592220841.0
A person who falls under the Gen Z category is generally born between the late 1990s and the early 2010s.
They're basically the generation that comes after Millennials.
Gen Z out there telling us how to dress is rich considering they look like they belong in a French language textbook from the 80s pic.twitter.com/gLbHzmNnWG— Priscilla (@itsPKav) February 12, 2021
One would think that people of different generations would just go about their lives as normal, right?
90s babies/millennials: *Talk shit about Gen Z every chance they get to feel superior* Gen Z: *Makes a joke about… https://t.co/h4MUALGOcW— Maddox #BLM (@Maddox #BLM)1592160031.0
And thanks to social media...
via: GettyMillennials and Zoomers just love to constantly throw shade at each other online.
A "Zoomer" decided to share some brutal stabs that she came across on TikTok...
via: TwitterAnd believe us when we say this, they don't hold back.
It seems that Zoomers have a pretty solid interpretation of Millennials...
via: TwitterAnd that interpretation involves Harry Potter, coffee, and a lot of wine.
What's more mature...
via: TwitterWatching/reading Harry Potter or using drugs? Seriously, Zoomers. It seems that you're the ones who need to grow up here!
Zoomers then took a dig at the generic Millennial's living situation...
via: TwitterThere's never a reason to shame someone's house... come on, guys!
These guys are really fixated on the whole Harry Potter thing, aren't they...
via: TwitterAnd we'll have you know that there are some pretty cool video game character names out there!
There's no denying that Millennials drink a lot of wine...
via: TwitterBut maybe Zoomers will understand this when they have full-time jobs and bills to pay?
Even the avocado on toast isn't safe...
via: TwitterYep, the Zoomers have also come for the world's favorite brunch snack.
via: TwitterZoomers really don't like Millenials, do they!
And now, Gen Z has created another huge Twitter storm...
With the revelation that the 'crying laughing emoji' is no longer cool...
if you catch me using the laughing crying emoji in one of my millennial friend's comment sections... mind your business— quinn (@quinnnstorm) February 15, 2021
I'll surrender to gen Z re: my side part and skinny jeans. I'm NEVER giving up my crying laughing emoji tho.— Eurisa Rukovci (@eurisaru) February 15, 2021
i just don't know who i am without my skinny jeans, side part, and crying laughing emoji— ris (@riscatbarn) February 12, 2021
I've got a middle part and mom jeans on today, but I've already used the laughing-crying emoji once. Do I get a pass or am I still old?— Vanessa (@hi_itsNess) February 11, 2021
I mean the crying laughing emoji is not for the gen z, it's the perfect representation of the millenials laughing because we're so depressed. 😂😂— Evelina the random (@alienbling) February 15, 2021
honestly i don’t really care that the laughing crying emoji makes me look “old” i’ve been old on the inside since i was born 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂— chelsea (@hellochelsea__) February 10, 2021
i'm the kind of person that's laughing crying emoji on the outside but loudly crying emoji on the inside— dick picto (@pictopictopict0) February 11, 2021
I just had to have a long talk with my little sister-in-law about how to properly convey emotions in text now that the laughing crying emoji is apparently no longer “in.” She provided many contextual examples. I am still confused.— Ali Gaul (@alijgaul) February 16, 2021
So gen zs are canceling the “😂” emoji now? Cuz it’s the same as “having an android”. Damn fuck that.— Chels is lurking (@chelsnsfw) February 17, 2021
Admittedly, it is definitely the most overused emoji out there...
I’m definitely happy to never wear skinny jeans again but I’m not sure I can give up the crying laughing emoji, is that okay— Miss Malice 🦇 (@missmaliceSnP) February 9, 2021
But surely it's not that bad?
Well, according to Gen Z-ers it is... twenty-one-year-old Walid Mohammed informed CNN Business:
I think we can all agree that pic.twitter.com/WLLzFyQNaM— Haru (@lharukii) February 16, 2021
"I use everything but the laughing emoji. I stopped using it a while back because I saw older people using it, like my mom, my older siblings, and just older people in general."
While seventeen-year-old Xavier Martin described the crying laughing emoji as "bland," saying that "not too many people" in his age group would choose to use it.
Even twenty-one-year-old Stacy Thiru went on to say that she prefers the real crying emoji as it "shows a more extreme emotion."
She also admitted she doesn't care for the 'Rolling on the Floor Laughing' emoji either, noting, "My mom doesn't even use it." Wow.
Get you a mom who responds to texts solely in emojis so that Siri reads you “a crying laughing emoji, a rolling on the floor laughing emoji, two kissing emojis, and a sun emoji”. pic.twitter.com/fohid57EAu— Andres (@AndresOffAir) March 19, 2020
However, there are still some emojis that are acceptable...
Apparently, the "Loudly Crying Face" emoji, or just writing "lol" or "lmao," is still tolerable.
millennials finding out gen z thinks the 😂 emoji is cringe pic.twitter.com/tdosGtxWBH— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) February 15, 2021
Let's hope one day these retro emojis will make their way back in the good books.
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