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A NPR story warning about the health risks of sitting down for too long was bad news for some readers.
But not for the reason you might think.
The headline stated:
Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers, Or You May Not Be Able To Later
The article was referring to research warning that sitting down for 13/14 hours every day increases the risk of disease.
But some people took this as an insult, thinking that the article was calling anyone born between 1946 and 1955 lazy.
These people obviously didn't read the article. But they sure didn't like being called lazy. Which is rather ironic when you think about it.
A large number of these people are also, it seems, big Trump supporters.
"Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers" - I worked from 16 to 62 years of age. I am tired. I owe YOU nothing! YOU are your own problem! — ❌TexasNative4DJT❌MAGA❌KAG❌ (@❌TexasNative4DJT❌MAGA❌KAG❌)
So now the democrat party slogan is "Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers" Typical, demand others who worked, built, suffered do more for them — Behind Enemy Lines (@Behind Enemy Lines)
But everyone else thinks it's hilarious.
WOW! "Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers" certainly triggered some angry boomers too lazy to read the story. — Jo Maree (@Jo Maree)
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