Lawmaker Shuts Down Climate Heckler: “OK, Boomer”

CBS News reports:

A 25-year-old New Zealand lawmaker shut down a heckler during a climate change speech with a two-word comeback aimed at older people. Chlöe Swabrick, who belongs to the Green Party, silenced a fellow Parliament member by retorting, “OK, boomer” — a phrase popularized by young people to call out folks from the baby boomer generation.

The phrase has grown in into a well-used meme over the last few months, first made popular by users on the social media app TikTok.

A New York Times column recently summed it up as a “rallying cry for millions of fed up kids” and said it’s used as a reply to “basically any person over 30 who says something condescending about young people — and the issues that matter to them.”