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Trump Supporters Go Ballistic After Misunderstanding A Harmless News Headline

By Collin Gossel

NPR ran a story on Monday that seems to have stirred up quite a controversy among baby boomers (those Americans who were born between 1946 and 1955.) 

Countless boomers have taken to social media to decry the article, which features this seemingly innocuous headline:

Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers, Or You May Not Be Able To Later

It appears the angry commenters never actually read the article, however, which is simply a piece about how sitting for 13-14 hours a day may increase your risk of disease. Instead, they seem to have assumed that the article was about the laziness of their generation and were immediately triggered. 

Countless baby boomers are slamming the piece on Twitter and many of them are outspoken Trump supporters.