After Being Mocked For Buying Too Many Avocados, Millennials Are Now Being Attacked For Watching Netflix And Ordering Takeaway (20 Reactions)

Britain’s oldest national daily newspaper, The Times, recently posted an article that received an immense public backlash online. “Baby boomers have some advice for millennials struggling to buy a home: cancel the Netflix subscription and stop ordering takeaways,” states the passage from the article. The article, which was later shared on The Times Twitter account, attracted much attention from millennials who believe that being unable to afford a house has nothing to do with Netflix or takeaways.

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According to a study published in the article, more than half of baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 believe that young people’s “luxury” lifestyle choices (takeaway coffees, food, expensive mobile phones, Netflix, and foreign holidays) are to blame for millennials’ inability to afford real estate.

But that’s far from the truth. Most millennials are renters, and nearly half of those aged 18 to 34 are rent-burdened, meaning their rent takes up 30% or more of their income. Because their rent burden is higher than that of previous generations of the same age, millennials have less money left to save for a down payment. That’s around 63% of millennials who have no savings for a home down payment. This indicates that the rent burden slows the transition to homeownership.

People online were disappointed by a relatively misleading article and statements far from reality. Below, look at some of the most accurate replies people tweeted back to the national daily newspaper. What’s your opinion on this?

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“I Was Baffled”: Argument Arises When Friends Said This Man Can’t Take His 5 Y.O. Daughter Fishing With Them

What were the rules you had with your friends when you were growing up? Maybe the first one to get married would treat the rest? Maybe the rule was everyone should attend each other’s grand celebrations like graduation ceremonies, marriages, or birthdays!

It wasn’t much different than when Reddit user DaddynDaughterfish and his friends were young. Their rule was simple: every year, they would hold a fishing trip only for themselves. No wives, no girlfriends. The day would only be for them.

Though, sometimes, loopholes can be made in the rules. And it was shown when one of his friends, “Tim”, brought his son to the fishing day. This brought confusion to the friends, but they let it slide because after all, Tim did not bring a wife or a girlfriend. Also, Tim stated that he wanted to pass down their tradition to the next generation.

After some years, OP decided to bring his daughter who was around the same age as Tim’s son. A heated discussion ensued when his friends didn’t allow him to because it was “against the rule.” The confused OP brought this story to the Am I The A-Hole subreddit.

And if you are interested in reading more AITA stories, check out the recent ones we’ve covered by clicking herehere, and here!

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OP and his friends would hold an annual fishing trip with the rule “No wives, no girlfriends”

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One of the friends took his son with him and they had fun

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However, when it was OP’s turn to bring his child, he wasn’t allowed to because it “breaks the rule”

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The story received some confused reactions from the online community. But it appears that the final verdict is that the OP did not break their rule

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