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Twitch streamer psychiatrist explains why ‘Boomer’ is a terrible insult

Published: 2/Dec/2019 11:38

by Jacob Hale

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A psychiatrist who streams on Twitch has explained why “boomer” is a terrible insult, as his chat started to descend into “ok boomer” meme territory.

The growth of the “ok boomer” meme seemed to come from nowhere, with anyone of a certain age – often, not even members of the baby boomer generation – subject to jokes about their age.

As expected, this has been rife in the gaming community, which is typically younger than most industries, and a number of streamers have been subject to being called a boomer when they don’t perform perfectly.

Twitter: Dr. Alok KanojiaDr. Kanojia, or healthygamer, doesn’t think much of the “ok boomer” meme.

While we know it’s a joke – and sometimes a pretty funny one at that – one streamer has had to explain why boomer is actually not a good insult as his chat started calling him one.

Under the alias healthygamer_gg, Dr. Kanojia is a psychiatrist who graduated from Harvard Medical School and occasionally streams himself chatting to his viewers, friends or fellow streamers about any matter of things. Now, though, he has had to explain why boomer isn’t a good insult.

“Each time you call me a boomer, it lets me absolve myself from responsibility. What’s your excuse for being technologically incompetent? Boomer is like the potion of invincibility. Because anything that happens I can just say I’m a boomer.”

Dr. Kanojia goes on to give examples of when it’s a good excuse. “Oh, I got muted because I’m a boomer and pulled the plug out of my microphone,” he says. “Why does the Discord not work, boomer? Because I’m a f*cking boomer, what did you expect?”

He then went on to talk about gaming and the internet “back in the day”, which likely didn’t do much to slow the boomer comments he was now being inundated with.

It’s unlikely that this will stop Kanojia or his peers from being referred to as a boomer. In fact, it’ll likely entice people, even more, going forward.

Maybe, though, it’s just an attempt at reverse psychology, a desperate bid to make his viewers stop calling him a boomer. He is a well-educated psychiatrist, after all.

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Why Millie Bobby Brown has deleted her TikTok

Published: 30/Nov/2020 7:09 Updated: 30/Nov/2020 11:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Millie Bobby Brown deleted her TikTok account and her fans have been left wondering what happened that led to her departure.

Millie Bobby Brown exploded in popularity after all the success of Stranger Things in the past few years. However, fans have been drawn to her bright and bubbly personality too, and she’s developed a big presence on social media

Millie Bobby Brown has almost 40 million followers on Instagram. It was always her biggest platform. However, her TikTok was incredibly popular too. It featured all kinds of content, including clips of her singing, dancing, and recreating viral trends like a normal teenager.

She has now deleted her TikTok, which came as a huge surprise to her millions of followers, and many are left wondering if and when she’ll return to the video-sharing platform.

 

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Nothing stopped her fans from speculating about some of the reasons why she might have disabled her account, which had around 16.2 million followers, and 158.4 million clip likes.

Although she didn’t address the situation directly, Millie appeared to post a short explanation to her Instagram story, saying “realizing that surrounding yourself with positivity is the happiest way of living! No hate, and only love. Remember to be kind. Thank you.”

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Millie posted an explanation on Instagram

It’s not the first time Brown has deleted a social media account either. She deleted her Twitter account all the way back in 2018 due to a series of “disgusting” memes, and she may very well have done the same this time around too.

 

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Of course, her TikTok videos will be sorely missed. They always managed to brighten people’s days. Still, it’s important to remember there’s an actual person behind the spotlight.