Since the dawn of mankind, older generations have always criticized the younger ones. In the ‘90s, Gen X was labeled apathetic slackers, but studies show they’ve grown to be a fiercely-independent generation.
Now, it’s Millennials turn in the barrel and they’ve been stereotyped by Baby Boomers and Gen X as entitled, smart-phone addicted, lazy, and super-sensitive.
(Although most of these stereotypes have been debunked.)
Regardless of the facts, it’s hip with the older crowd to bash Millennials, so the marketing team for the Montgomery Biscuits in Alabama decided to have a tongue-in-cheek “Millennial Night” promotion.
On July 21, the Tampa Bay Rays AA affiliate invited people to come out to the ballpark to enjoy some avocado-infused concessions while taking tons of selfies. Every attendee was given the Millennial right of passage: a participation trophy.
Side bar: It’s odd that Millennials are made fun of for receiving participation trophies when it was their Baby Boomer parents who passed them out in the first place.
News of the promotion quickly went viral and a lot of people were triggered.
But the Biscuits stood by the promotion.
Some suggested the Biscuits play fair by having a Baby Boomer night.
Of course, little Gen Z wants its night, too.
In the end, most people got the joke.