- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A website that caters to young people, particularly millennials, has released a tongue-in-cheek political ad that calls for young people to “#69TheVote” and force their elders to “try new positions.”

A YouTube video by Mic notes that 69 million millennials are eligible to vote in the presidential election this year. It also says that 69 percent of 69 million baby boomers regularly cast ballots, compared with 46 percent for millennials.

“It’s time to ‘69 the vote.’ Boomers have always been on top,” the sexual innuendo-laced video says. “Sometimes it seems like they’re afraid to try new positions. But we’re ready to go down on history.”

“Ahem. In history,” a woman corrects the narrator.

“Oh, right. And try new things.”

The video then calls millennials the “most entrepreneurial” and the “most empathetic” generation.

Baby boomers did not take kindly to the ad. Many wrote on Mic’s Facebook page to protest its message.

“1. We baby boomers are the reason your here, even if one generation away, so count yourselves lucky so many of us wanted children,” wrote Alyson Ann Curcio. “2. When you stereotype a whole group of people you are NO BETTER than Trump and anyone who carries bigot baggage. 3. Don’t underestimate us. We’ve fought in wars that you can’t even imagine. 4. Get over your spoiled attitudes. Us baby boomers are not above giving you smacks upside the back head to straighten you out. 5. You want change — WORK FOR IT.”

“Excuse me, I am a baby boomer and not f–– you over, jerk. I think you need to de-Trump yourself,” added Karen Busen.

“Hold on a sec. Stop generalizing and stereotyping Baby Boomers. Me and POTUS ARE Boomers, we’re not the enemy. Ageism is as bad and unacceptable as racism and sexism. Think before you speak/write/gin-up hate,” said Cheryl Berklich.

Mic was started in 2011 by Chris Altchek and Jake Horowitz. The co-founders say millennials are “inquisitive, have a healthy skepticism for conventional wisdom, and crave substantive news to spark interesting conversations.”

The website reaches 30 million readers each month.

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