Oh for the love of sweet bleeding Jesus, get over yourselves, you insufferable twats.
- Gen Z sees the thumbs up emoji as rude or passive aggressive, they say
- The emoji is commonly used in casual and professional conversation
- People aged 35 and over are more likely to use the symbol but it is alienating
- Other emojis only used by ‘old people’ include ‘crying laughing’ and the heart
Sending a thumbs-up can be seen as passive aggressive and even confrontational, according to Gen Z who claim they feel attacked whenever it is used.
Whether the chat is informal, between friends or at work the icon appears to have a very different, ‘rude’ meaning for the younger generation.
A 24-year-old on Reddit summed up the Gen Z argument, saying it is best ‘never used in any situation’ as it is ‘hurtful’.
‘No one my age in the office does it, but the Gen X people always do it. Took me a bit to adjust and get [it] out of my head that it means they’re mad at me,’ he added.
“Hurtful.” Damned if I’da told it, cupcake. Sheesh.
Others agreed it is bad form, especially at work where it can make the team appear unfriendly and unaccommodating.
Business consultant Sue Ellson says it is important to understand the dynamic of your workplace before sending emojis – especially the thumbs up
‘My last workplace had a WhatsApp chat for our team to send info to each other on and most of the people on there just replied with a thumbs up.
‘I don’t know why but it seemed a little bit hostile to me,’ one woman said.
Yeah, well, that sounds like a personal problem to me. But be assured: the problem is yours, not mine.
And according to Business Consultant Sue Ellson it could be time to take the younger generation’s lead.
Or, alternatively, to go piss up a rope.
Here’s a proposition for you twee little flowers: use whatever the hell emojis you prefer. I promise that I will go right on doing the same, with no reference whatsoever to how badly they fwightens overly fragile little wastes of skin like yourselves.
Via Ed, who’s a mite skeptical of the story’s verisimilitude.
This feels way too close to the 4Chan trollers convincing the DNC-MSM that the “Okay” hand gesture is racist (except when Biden flashes it of course). But if you’re a fan of Happy Days, it might be wise to buy its seasons on physical media before all of Fonzie’s thumbs up gestures are edited out.
Wouldn’t surprise me in the least if they did, the ways things are going nowadays. How the dickens we ever managed to allow “people” such as they to steal our country from us is way beyond me.