Disney heiress tells those offended by 'OK, Boomer' phrase to sit down and 'let the kids drive'

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Abigail Disney, the heiress to the mass media and entertainment firm, has told fellow baby boomers offended by viral retort "OK, Boomer" to "sit … down and let the kids drive."

Disney, 59, weighed in on the debate over the trending put-down in a thread on Twitter.

She told fellow boomers — commonly known as the generation born between 1946 and 1964 — to "face up to the fact the world is changing fast but you are not … you are not irrelevant yet. But you are less relevant every day."

Disney, the granddaughter of Roy Oliver Disney who co-founded the entertainment empire with her great uncle Walt Disney, talked of "millennials' understandable resentment" toward her generation.

"It's not like you've done such a great job with the time you have had," she commented, arguing that boomers had "blown past every climate warning … and looked away … for sexual, racial and economic injustice."

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Disney, who says on Twitter she has been described as "that woke Disney Princess," has also spoken out against income inequality and has called for a tax on the ultrarich.

She is latest public figure to chime in on the use of the phrase, with 25-year-old New Zealand Green party politician Chlöe Swarbrick using "OK, Boomer" to shutdown heckling from an older member of Parliament last week.

The viral phrase originated from a video on social media platform TikTok, in which a frustrated teenager uses the phrase to respond to an older man who claims in a rant that millennials and generation Z are unable to grow up, or suffer from "Peter Pan syndrome."