When the first world problem jokes became stale, it was on to millennials. You know, also known as Generation Y, the demographic cohort born between the early 1980s and the mid-1990s to early 2000s. You have probably all heard the jokes: 1944 – the Greatest Generation jumped from planes and charged into almost certain death, 2017 – Generation Y members need a safe place because words do hurt. But you know what? Millennials are rallying and hitting back. On the internet, of course, you didn’t actually mean they were actually taking some action in real life, did you?!
As the internet has grown up with them, millennials have banded together and started using it as a weapon – a tool to express their frustration with the bad hand they have been dealt, and strike back against those who call them lazy and entitled. This virtual uprising might not amount to much in reality, but it has a great source of humor, and a charmingly self-deprecating humor at that, as well as an outlet for this generation’s frustration. Here are the best jokes that Generation Y has hit back with.