Star Trek actor William Shatner waded into a generational row last night as he took aim at the catchphrase 'OK Boomer' and feuded with a Twitter user who had blamed older people for millennial 'hardships'.
The jibe 'OK Boomer' has become popular among millennials and the younger Generation Z, who use it to show exasperation with older people and their opinions.
One Twitter user aimed it at Shatner yesterday but the Hollywood veteran, who was born in 1931, fired back: 'Sweetheart, that's a compliment for me.'
Sweetheart, that’s a compliment for me. 😘 https://t.co/djCtjiGBwr— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) November 6, 2019
Warming to his theme, Shatner said he would 'wear that badge with honor' and embarked on a heated row with a millennial user, eventually calling her 'divaesque'.
When you have a generation that uses terms like “OK Boomer” and complains that they inherited a flawed world and blame and whine about the past generations for not giving them a perfect world; there’s no inclusivity happening there. That’s what started this current conversation. https://t.co/WFiRoVfySD— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) November 7, 2019
🤣👇🏻 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