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Gen Z vs Millennials: Am I Old?

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Never did I think I’d be considered old at the age of 24. 

TikTok was a social media sensation during the first lockdown. Everyone and their mother was making videos of themselves lip-syncing to videos or completing dance challenges. I was very late to the TikTok trend and only downloaded the app recently.

A few weeks ago, I was scrolling through my feed and came across this video. 

After delving deeper into this trend on TikTok , I discovered that Generation Z (those born between the years 1997-2012) think Millennials (those born between the years 1989-1996) are no longer relevant and that we are now old and uncool. 

Yes that’s right, a newer and cooler generation has moved in and they are making fun of us millennials. And I am not okay with it… 

Gen Z’ers on TikTok are coming for our love of Harry Potter, skinny jeans, side parts and our overuse of crying laughing emojis. 

Skinny jeans are no longer considered fashionable and we should swap them out for baggy jeans (or mom jeans). Side partings are considered old and curtain bangs are all the rage.

TikTok user @momohkd tells her followers to ditch the skinny jeans, set them on fire or cut them them into something new. Many other TikTok users have posted similar videos to their accounts.

@momohkd

Skinny jeans just aren’t for me but to each their own. #momostyleme #fashion #TodayILearned #skinnyjeans #diy

♬ Brace Yourself – zenorachi

I don’t know about you, but I love my skinny jeans. They’re a wardrobe staple and they’re comfy. Although I am a huge fan of Mom jeans, I am not burning my skinny jeans for the sake of looking cool.

TikTok is a young platform with nearly 60% of its users in the US belonging to Generation Z.

According to The Guardian, there are now over 8.3 million ‘Gen Z VS Millenial’ videos and counting on TikTok, proving that this generation’s war is far from over! 

The war between the two generations gained media attention with sites such as Buzzfeed creating lists of things that millennials do that are no longer cool.

The news that skinny jeans are now considered uncool was not well received by other millennial’s with many responding on social media with some hilarious responses. 

https://www.tiktok.com/@speedforcecosplay/video/6923605008407645445?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1
https://twitter.com/meagankenrekt/status/1359333348263354381

At the end of the day, no one should tell you what they should or shouldn’t wear. You should wear what you feel good in. And what feels comfortable, fashionable and, yes, flattering. 

So, my Hufflepuff, skinny jeans, side part wearing ass is not changing for you youngsters! 

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