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CNN: The Biggest Boomers of 2021

Apparently, someone at CNN feels that ‘what emojis are popular’ is biting journalism that will surely get the attention of their supporters.

A recent article published by Kaya Yurieff at CNN claims that we, as millennials, need to catch knowledge of what groovy vibes are entering our grill. That was all general out-of-date terminology to prepare you for this article titled “Sorry, millennials. The 😂 emoji isn’t cool anymore”. That title alone makes me want to lick the basement floor of a frat house until my tongue is as smooth and black as my adopted cousin’s ass.

She starts off by claiming that there has been an ongoing war about emojis that started on Tik Tok about Gen Z and using “cringe” emojis. Right out the gate, I wanna say that in no fucking world should this be an ACTUAL news article published on a “CREDIBLE” news source. I say “credible” because who knows wtf the news is anymore. She then proceeds to “prove” this point by sharing comments from 15-year-olds on tik tok as I guess evidence that people are angry. 

Easily the worst part about this article is that it is contradictory. Its premise is about emojis, which I’m assuming CNN supporters are already a little foggy on, but props to you on pushing the envelope. Also, despite taking that chance on emojis, she still proceeds to hold your hand throughout describing what emoji means what.

“For many Gen Z-ers, the 💀 emoji has become a popular replacement for conveying laughter. It’s the visual version of the slang phrase “I’m dead” or “I’m dying,” which signifies something is very funny. Other acceptable alternatives: the 😭 emoji (officially called “Loudly Crying Face”), or just writing “lol” (laughing out loud) or “lmao” (laughing my, well, you probably know the rest)”.

I mean life doesn’t get better than a middle-aged white woman explaining to me how emojis work. Not only is she walking us through the plot of The Emoji Movie, but she also decides to explain VERY COMMON abbreviations that are being used in quotes.

“As a 15-year old I say you should use that emoji bc [because] we sure aren’t going to.”

This article is just chock full of boomer vibes that I can’t necessarily blame on the author. I imagine she either has a quota to make for articles or was told to write this by a mansplaining old white dude who doesn’t understand. “Yea why don’t you write one about those uhhh emokees… right thats what they’re called? Emokos? Jumanji?” 

Seriously, just read the article:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/14/tech/crying-laughing-emoji-gen-z/index.html

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Written by Conall Lynch

Conall drinks vodka and chases it with a Granny Smith Apple. He likes to say “the mustache is just for content” but deep down wants to keep it.

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