Disney heiress says people who are offended by the phrase 'OK Boomer' should 'sit the f--- down and let the kids drive'
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- Abigail Disney, the millionaire heiress of the Disney fortune, told fellow Boomers to "sit the f--k down and let the kids drive."
- Disney, the 59-year-old granddaughter of Roy O. Disney who co-founded the Walt Disney Company, offered scathing rebuke of her generation on Twitter and criticized their attitudes towards younger generations.
- "What the hell is wrong with you/us boomers?? When did you get so easily triggered?" she wrote.
- "Get over the idea that all things pass, you are old and you need to let history do what history does: move on."
- Disney has recently come into the spotlight as a vocal supporter of imposing a wealth tax on the super-rich, a measure that 2020 Democrats like Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren also support.
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Abigail Disney, the millionaire heiress of the Disney fortune, offered a scathing rebuke of fellow Boomers on Twitter, criticizing their attitudes towards younger generations and telling them to "sit the f--k down and let the kids drive."
Disney, the 59-year-old granddaughter of Roy O. Disney who helped co-found The Walt Disney Company with Walt Disney, took aim at those in her generation offended by the phrase "OK Boomer."
"What the hell is wrong with you/us boomers?? When did you get so easily triggered?" she tweeted on Monday.
"Face up to the fact that the world is changing fast but you are not," she wrote. "You are old. You are not irrelevant yet. But you are less relevant every day."
"OK, Boomer" is a phrase that is becoming popular with Millenials and Gen Zers to mock older generations, particularly Baby Boomers, who they see as out-of-touch. The phrase has become popular on TikTok, the video-sharing app marketed toward younger generations, and has even been used by a Millenial politician to dismiss hecklers.
"And the more often you object to Millenials' understandable resentment toward a generation that has selfishly poisoned their water, blown past every climate warning so they could drive their stupid hummers, and looked away or worse for sexual, racial and economic injustice, the more you prove their point that you just don't understand anything of value to them," she wrote. "Look, these kids are facing down a rising tide (literally) of changes that threatens everything you and I taught them to hold dear."
"How about you guys sit the f--- down and let the kids drive," she continued.
"Get over the idea that all things pass, you are old and you need to let history do what history does: move on."
Disney has recently come into the spotlight as a vocal supporter of imposing a wealth tax on the super-rich. The measure would make America's ultra-wealthy pay taxes on their wealth every year. Several 2020 Democrats, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders, have also been campaigning for the measure.
Disney is among 19 ultrawealthy Americans who signed a letter in June asking presidential candidates to support a wealth tax.
She told the Financial Times in July that her net worth is around $120 million. She has also donated about $70 million of her personal fortune over the last three decades.
"[Income inequality] is the game changer that we're living in right now," Disney said on "CNN Tonight" in June. "We're creating a superclass so far above the vast majority of people that they don't share the same planet anymore."