Every Generation Has Its Cringe
Millennials and Gen Z are at war, and the latest battlefront is reaction GIFs.
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On this episode, Rachelle Hampton and Madison Malone Kircher report from the latest front in the battle between millennials and Gen Z: the use of reaction GIFs. First, they trace this conflict back to its origins in skirmishes over middle parts and skinny jeans. Then they speak to culture writer Jenny G. Zhang, who recently encountered the fury of thirtysomethings scorned when she tweeted about what using reaction GIFs says about your age.
Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Derek John.