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Gen X were the centre of attention when they began trending on Twitter
A graphic labelling the different generations, from Baby Boomers to Gen Z has generated a debate online - and it appears Gen X believe they are the best of all.
Typically, there is always an ongoing conversation with people defending and arguing why their generation takes the crown.
Baby Boomers, Millennials and Gen Z are the one the make the most headlines, in one viral tweet Gen X have argued that their generation is underrated.
Twitter user, Sonia - a Gen Xer herself - shared a graphic depicting the different generations with cartoons of women at the various ages they would be at present.
I’m curious, which are you? I’m Gen X https://t.co/RfYf418itg — Sonia Schmitt (@Sonia Schmitt)
Gen Z is the group born between 1995-2015, with Millennials born 1980-1994, Gen X as 1965-1979 and Baby Boomers between 1944-1964.
Soon, the tweet when viral with over 13,000 likes and started trending as a result.
It also sparked thousands of comments from people - in particular those from Gen X making their case.
They argued that they had the “best of both” with emerging technology but while also being able have an enjoyable childhood playing outdoors.
Gen X is the best generation and we had the most awesome childhoods. — Erie Siobhan 🇺🇸 (@Erie Siobhan 🇺🇸)
@soniadeigh Gen X . Best in my opinion. We played outside, lived without cell phones, but are still able to use the technology today! — Duane Boer (@Duane Boer)
@soniadeigh Gen X. I feel we were the ones who lived the best of both worlds. We played outside for hours on end. W… https://t.co/DdDtkG562N — BigBird23 🐢 (@BigBird23 🐢)
@soniadeigh The generation that's paying for gen Z iPhone bill! Helping millennials with their own children, (your… https://t.co/x7gu2NQGrJ — Own Your Masters 👑 (@Own Your Masters 👑)
We are Gen X.
We had awesome music.
We’re tech savvy but not obnoxious about it.
We only care when you make us. — Chris Hahn (@Chris Hahn)
A few people were confused as to why Gen X was trending - they’re not exactly known for it.
Gen X - the forgotten middle child - how can we be trending? https://t.co/1KRKl6PRFy — Amelia Michael (@Amelia Michael)
Why is Gen X trending? Did we die? — Pamela Paul (@Pamela Paul)
shit, why is Gen X trending? our power lies in our invisibility. https://t.co/afORlH8eEN — Mar Hicks (@Mar Hicks)
#GenX whenever #GenX trends https://t.co/jhXHxkOgWz — ShePlaysGuitars (@ShePlaysGuitars)
Though some Gen X weren’t happy with the new attention.
Wait. Why are people suddenly paying attention to Gen X?? Fuck. They found us, friends.
They found us. — Gennifer Hutchison (@Gennifer Hutchison)
@GennHutchison https://t.co/h6MksfbUud — C. Robert Cargill (@C. Robert Cargill)
Meanwhile some complimented Gen X’s laid back attitude.
Gen X are an incredibly 'cool' generation (extremely lucky also with the brilliant pop culture in the 90s). They ar… https://t.co/sfoUK8W90S — Portia Antonia Alexis (@Portia Antonia Alexis)
Gen X = the most chill, best generation 🤟 https://t.co/8M4cchbdeA — 📸Shelley🌺🌈 (@📸Shelley🌺🌈)
I’ve spent all day tweeting about it, but still can’t figure out why #GenX is trending.
And I don’t really care.… https://t.co/nU9NKJrUyE — Bryan Behar (@Bryan Behar)
Elsewhere, some Gen X’ers took a trip down memory lane and shared photos nostalgic photos during their youth.
Since #GenX is trending, I'm telling my truth: what Gen X wants you to think we looked like vs what we actually loo… https://t.co/5AB8NlTIQN — gesine (@gesine)
#GenX my ‘80’s hair! https://t.co/icQ5A71QFg — DoodlebugsMom (@DoodlebugsMom)
Shoot, #GenX was trending yesterday & I missed it, which is so very GenX. Here are some “ladies of the 80s” pics of… https://t.co/JB6B5uJJGS — gestin (@gestin)
Class of ‘88 with the big hair
#GenX https://t.co/pOT1sdeizt — Cherrone Davis (@Cherrone Davis)
All right #GenX is trending, I’ll play. I love being #GenX. I came of age when Pearl Jam & Nirvana were huge and I… https://t.co/BYXA0j3iBr — LLWohlwend (@LLWohlwend)
There are around 65 million Gen Xers in the United States, The New York Times reported.
In the UK, there are around 13.96 million Gen Xers, making them the third largest generation behind baby boomers and millennials, according to Statistica.
Gen Xers have also been labelled the “MTV Generation” due to the cultural influence the music channel had on the youth when it launched in 1981.