Is ‘OK Boomer’ an example of casual ageism? If yes, what other examples are there?
“OK Boomer” is a viral Internet phrase used to call out or dismiss out of touch or chase-minded opinions associated with older people more generally. Many Internet fights are about whether the term is offensive or not. But whenever we talk about workplaces, it is considered an insult. If a manager said OK Boomer to an older worker’s presentation at a meeting, that would make the manager seem biased. Even if that manager tolerated a joke made by someone else, it would suggest the boss was in on it.