If you have been on Twitter in the last 24 hours, you might have seen the hashtag #BoycottMillennials trending. And hilarious tweets like, “Oxygen crisis will occur because millennial inhale more oxygen in the morning,” popping up on your timeline.
Oxygen crisis will be occur because millennial inhale more oxygen in the morning. #BoycottMillennials pic.twitter.com/V2GTXnGjr5
(@kriratna) September 11, 2019
If you are wondering what this is about, let us tell you.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had a press conference on Tuesday (September 10). While speaking about the slowdown in the auto industry, she said that change in the mindset of millennials is one of the reasons behind the crisis.
According to the Finance Minister, the youth of the country prefer to take an Ola or Uber instead of investing in EMIs to buy a personal vehicle.
Her words were, “Some studies do tell us that mindset of millennials, who are now preferring not to commit an EMI (equated monthly installment) for buying an automobile, instead prefer to take Ola, Uber, everything else, or take the Metro… A whole lot of factors are influencing the automobile sector. We are trying to solve the problem for them.”
This statement did not go down so well with millennials and they have been expressing their views in the way they know best: by posting about it on social media.
This is why #BoycottMillennials started trending on Twitter and the tweets that have been doing the rounds range from hilarious to bizarre. Have a look.
Here we go again. After,#BoycottRedLabel #BoycottZomato#BanUberEats#BanNetFlixInindia
Some jobless people are tweeting on #BoycottMillennials.
Ajesh (@iamajeshB) September 11, 2019
Very true… #BoycottMillennials https://t.co/cILzWL1fAa
Kanishka Dutta (@kanishkadutta) September 11, 2019
Tourism industry is failing in India because millennials are all busy visiting Russian places like pochinki, georgopool, rozhok, NOVOsjsjdjBhosda#PUBGMOBILE#BoycottMillennials
And people like Dynamo and mortal are influencing the youth#boycottStupidity
hasnain khan (@ZoroDaadee007) September 11, 2019
Tourism is down because people are seeing photos and videos of places online.#SayItLikeNirmalaTai#BoycottMillennials pic.twitter.com/icT6iJMciE
Alex PM Deshma (@PmDeshma) September 11, 2019
Yes, please #BoycottMillennials. Leave them to their lives.
Bibhas || (@bibhasdn) September 11, 2019
Shaadi me Mandi, dulha nehi mil raha
Coz millennials are preferring live in#BoycottMillennials pic.twitter.com/RLv8lguncY
soutweets (@soutweets) September 11, 2019
Education industry is undergoing recession because #Millennials are inspired by school and college dropouts and prefer being entrepreneurs instead of working for someone after education#BoycottMillennials pic.twitter.com/7rMEDakNp4
Kamlesh Dixit (@kash2312) September 11, 2019
I wonder why all these 30+ uncles are trolling #NirmalaSitaraman mercilessly for her comments. I am a millennial with an IIM degree, but I prefer selling pakodas. No Income tax, no house and car means no EMIs, no health insurance etc. #sayitlikenirmalatai #boycottmillennials
Secret Sitharaman (@bonestrotter) September 10, 2019
Aviation industry is facing crisis because millennials prefer flying in PUBG plane #BoycottMillennials pic.twitter.com/nnDPwh75jq
#PervySage_Jiraiyya (@GreySasquatch) September 10, 2019
BHEL is at its lowest in 15 years because millennials prefer “Paani puri”. #BoycottMillennials #SayItLikeNirmalaTai
ERVJ (@iam_vjoshi) September 10, 2019
ISRO doesn’t have enough astronauts because millennials keep asking for space all the time #BoycottMillennials
mellow yellow (@sonakshinakshi) September 10, 2019
There is a fall in agricultural sector because millennials prefer pizza instead of daal roti
– Nirmala Sitaraman#Boycottmillennial
Vibhash Mishra (@AapVibhash) September 10, 2019
However, when asked about what the government is doing to help with the slowdown in the automobile sector, Sitharaman said that the government is talking to the automobile industry to see how it can help them.