"OK, Boomer": New Zealand MP hits out at parliament age gap

Published on 7 Nov 2019 4:03:42 PM

With the quickfire putdown "OK, boomer", 25-year-old New Zealand politician, Chlöe Swarbrick, dismissed a heckler during a speech about climate change -- highlighting the generation gap between herself and other MPs in a clip that has gone viral.

The catchphrase is used to dismiss out-of-touch, condescending or closed-minded attitudes associated with the baby-boomer generation and older people more generally.