People Are Trolling Hard After An Article Suggested “Millennials Hate Groceries”

“Yeah, those groceries. Look at them. Sitting there all smug. Boy, I hate groceries.”

1. People — or, ahem, millennials — were generally confused when The Atlantic published an article with the headline “Why Do Millennials Hate Groceries?”

The article was inspired by an earlier Wall Street Journal report on a similarly serious epidemic.

2. The article pulls a plethora of charts and stats to suggest young people are moving away from grocery spending and toward snacking and eating out. It also, however, notes that the shift is not entirely attributed to millennial habits.

3. Which had a lot of people then scratching their heads at the headline. Like, then why… “Millennials”?

6. And some people responding, “We…don’t?”

This millennial LOVES groceries. https://t.co/2vvEhIkjvw

— Vanessa Oblinger (@VanessaOblinger)

I absolutely love groceries. https://t.co/rhx7pD7kpX

— mai elle (@caughtinTheLife)

…I don't hate groceries. No millennial I know does. Stop it. https://t.co/T4Cis9WTRy

— |K I Y O| (@KiyoDandre)

9. And soon, of course, people had jokes. If only to try to make sense of the claims.

MILLENNIALS: Food sucks bitcj!!!!!! OLDER GENERATIONS: No........rethink this https://t.co/yGDe9y3S4G

— Greg (@grgdwyr)

GEN XER [vomiting uncontrollably from Soylent-related food poisoning]: why.....do......millennials........hate...................groceries

— Greg (@grgdwyr)

Yeah, those groceries. Look at them. Sitting there all smug. Boy, I hate groceries. https://t.co/JlIpz6XYf7

— Art of Manliness (@artofmanliness)

@TheAtlantic Groceries killed my family.

— Hazzmat (@Hazzymat)

@TheAtlantic "why aren't millennials buying enough stuff?? do they hate food??"

— space dog (@gloriousspaceco)

Things Millennials Ruined: — Groceries — Bar Soap — Diamonds Things Baby Boomers Ruined: — The Economy — The Environment — Democracy

— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker)

15. Some people took the opportunity to suggest other reasons why grocery spending has declined.

Millennials don't prefer chips over other groceries. Maybe y'all should discuss food deserts and the always rising price of produce.

— Well-Actually, PhD (@Hood_Biologist)

y'all hate millennial so much and yet we're a product of all y'all's fuck ups bitch if we hate grocery stores its c… https://t.co/qXqwxAR49o

— 1900 (@alIycxt)

We do not hate groceries. We hate not having effective methods of transportation to bring said groceries home. https://t.co/SLgZOptSRj

— Sarah Solomon (@sarahsolfails)

Because we work too much and don't have the money or time to be human? https://t.co/1laSRZyMMf

— Adam Groffman (@travelsofadam)

Also: we don't hate groceries as much as we hate think-pieces about millennials

— Adam Groffman (@travelsofadam)

20. Until next time, millennials!

@TheEconomist I work at a grocery store

— Kalon (@CowlonFullerton)

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