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:
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.
"Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers" - I worked from 16 to 62 years of age. I am tired. I owe YOU nothing! YOU are your own problem!— Deplorable D Pierce (@DianePierce532) September 4, 2017
"Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers" We did, that's why Trump is President!— gregory davis (@gdavi12_davis) September 4, 2017
So now the democrat party slogan is "Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers" Typical, demand others who worked, built, suffered do more for them— Behind Enemy Lines (@BushwackCA) September 4, 2017
Older Trumpists are in a RAGE over health/wellness article, "Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers."— Luke Blackwood (@LukeDBlackwood) September 4, 2017
Who knew they were such precious ❄️❄️❄️?
WOW! "Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers" certainly triggered some angry boomers too lazy to read the story.— JoJo (@minnesotajo) September 4, 2017