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‘OK, Boomer’: New Zealand MP’s subtle dismissal of older lawmaker wins the internet

The video has triggered several reactions among Millennials with many lauding the politician for her remark. However, some also wondered about the meaning of the term "Ok boomer". 

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The video has triggered several reactions among Millennials with many lauding the politician for her remark.

New Zealand politician Chlöe Swarbrick climate change speech in Parliament is going viral on social media after she subtly dismissed an older lawmaker for interrupting her.

During her speech on climate change as Swarbrick spoke about the Zero Carbon bill, which focuses on reducing net carbon emissions in New Zealand to zero by 2050, the 25-year-old told an older lawmaker “OK, boomer” when she was interrupted. Boomer is an abbreviated version for a baby boomer, which is a person being born between 1946 and 1964.

“In the year 2050, I will be 56 years old. Yet, right now, the average age of this 52nd Parliament is 49 years old,” she can be heard saying in the clip before being interrupted by opposition spokesman for climate change, Todd Muller, the BBC reported. Gesturing towards him with her right hand, Swarbrick takes a short pause and says, “OK, boomer” before continuing her speech.

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The video has triggered several reactions among Millennials with many lauding the politician for her remark. However, some also wondered what she could have actually meant by “OK, Boomer”.