Gen Z Say the Laughing Crying Emoji Isn't Cool Anymore | 22 Words

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...

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What exactly is a millennial?

Millennials are also known as "Generation Y"...

And a Millennial is basically anyone born between the mid-1990s to early 2000s - especially between the years 1981 - 1996 which are seen as the defining range for the generation.

And what about Gen Z?

Generation Z is the demographic cohort succeeding Millennials and preceding Generation Alpha. Yep, it all sounds very serious and scary.

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.

One would think that people of different generations would just go about their lives as normal, right?

Wrong. For some reason, a war has been sparked between Millennials and Gen-Z (or Zoomers, as they like to be called) and things are now starting to get out of hand.

And thanks to social media...

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Millennials 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...

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And believe us when we say this, they don't hold back.

It seems that Zoomers have a pretty solid interpretation of Millennials...

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And that interpretation involves Harry Potter, coffee, and a lot of wine.

What's more mature...

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Watching/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...

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There'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...

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And 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...

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But maybe Zoomers will understand this when they have full-time jobs and bills to pay?

Even the avocado on toast isn't safe...

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Yep, the Zoomers have also come for the world's favorite brunch snack.

Total savagery.

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Zoomers 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...

Admittedly, it is definitely the most overused emoji out there...

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 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.

However, there are still some emojis that are acceptable...

Apparently, the "Loudly Crying Face" emoji, or just writing "lol" or "lmao," is still tolerable.

Let's hope one day these retro emojis will make their way back in the good books.

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