“OK Boomer” has become a popular phrase to use in order to dismiss the thoughts of baby boomers that younger people, mostly millennials, consider as uninformed. The phrase was used on “Star Trek” actor William Shatner when he commented on a conversation between “Dancing with the Stars” host Tom Bergeron and viewers who were upset about Sean Spicer’s continued presence on the show. As Shatner was born in 1931, he is not exactly a boomer. When the jab was thrown at him, he responded with “Sweetheart, that’s a compliment for me.”
“I feel it’s like one of those childish insults in fandom that seem to affect the delicate types to the point they meltdown & go over the rest of our heads as something ridiculous. If the person posting it thinks they are making a dig; they are the fools,” wrote Shatner.
🤣👇🏻 And the meek shall inherit… is that all your generation does is point fingers and blame others for their pity parties? You don’t get a participation trophy for life; you take what you get and play your best hand. It’s been that way since forever. 🙄 https://t.co/aUyVVUIfTK
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) November 6, 2019
A heated exchange went on when one user said “OK Boomer” is “not for the boomers that understand sh–. It’s for the ignorant ones like you.” Shatner responded with “And just what are we ignorant about Courtney? We don’t understand struggles? War? Depressions (economic not personal)? Inflation? Double digit Prime Interest rates?”
[wps_products_gallery product_id=”4347879194675, 4335184740403, 4344220352563″]
The user argued that millennials inherited hardships from boomers. Shatner responded, “And the meek shall inherit… is that all your generation does is point fingers and blame others for their pity parties? You don’t get a participation trophy for life; you take what you get and play your best hand. It’s been that way since forever.”