Millennial Twitter goes after groceries, 'The Atlantic,' and the world
Any way you slice it, Millennials get a bad rap these days. Somehow, Americans born between 1981 and 1997 get the blame for basically anything and everything “wrong” with society despite the fact that many of us have barely been adults long enough to vote in more than one election (two, come Tuesday). A few days ago, Millennial habits were once again thrust into the spotlight for their apparently inherent awfulness.
This past Tuesday, The Atlantic published a piece on food spending trends in response to a similar piece from the Wall Street Journal. While The Atlantic’s take was slightly critical of the previous WSJ piece, “Grocers Feel Chills From Millennials,” it decided to buy into the Millennial-critical madness anyway. For reasons that I don’t think anyone understands, The Atlantic decided to go with the title it “Why Do Millennials Hate Groceries?” despite that fact that the article is about how the blame for the shift surrounding food spending shouldn’t really be on Millennials at all.
After posting the article, Twitter users got to doing what they do best: roasting everyone involved. Let’s look at what Millennial Twitter has to say about their generation’s deep hatred for groceries, shall we?
Maybe it’s satire?
Fair observation. Unfortunately, this article is very real and very ridiculous. Like, one paragraph in they say that it’s actually not Millennials who cause the trend at all, so… Yeah. Journalism.
Do we hate food?
Do we? I think we do. I mean, there haven’t been any articles about all of the food movements that Millennials have started. Nor has The Atlantic ever reported on Millennials’s “food obsession.” So, yeah, we must hate food and, by extension, groceries.
We actually don’t eat at all!
This is actually true. While it’s widely believed that we all want to go off the grid and forage, we really can’t because of crippling student loans that find us wherever we are. Instead, we protest by simply not eating at all, you know?