What does 30-Year-Old Boomer mean?
30-year-old boomer is a meme persona, used on 4chan and other sites to mock millennials, who are overly eager at acting like a grownup, associated with ideas alien to their generation.
The expression is especially prevalent in 4chan’s greentext stories, combined with an illustration of a Brainlet Wojak iteration.
Are you a #BOOMERNATION? or a #ZOOMERGANG? pic.twitter.com/TAktu0VKgJ
— 30 year old boomer (@30yroldboomer) September 24, 2018
What's the origin of 30-Year-Old Boomer?
The first instance of the phrase appeared on 4chan’s /biz/ board, written by an anonymous user on April 7th, 2018.
The first Brainlet Wojak variation, depicting the “30-year-old boomer” was uploaded to the same 4chan board on April 22nd, 2018.
In the following months, the meme would be a popular reoccurring theme on the /biz/ board on 4chan.
Spread & Usage
How did 30-Year-Old Boomer spread?
In June, 2018, the meme resulted in the creatin of a Facebook page, revolving around the concept of a “30-year-old boomer”.
Despite this, the phrase remains the most popular on 4chan’s /biz/ and /v/ boards.
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