‘According to reports on social media, schoolkids have begun to nickname the deadly coronavirus the “boomer remover” after it has been revealed that the vast majority of the fatalities from the disease are elderly patients.
In the past 24 hours, several memes and posts concerning the new nickname have appeared, deriding potential responses from older internet users.
The tweet which brought the new trend to the public’s attention was captioned: “I have been informed by a relative who is a middle school teacher that students are now referring to coronavirus as the “boomer remover”.”
The viral tweet, with almost half a million likes, was introduced by B.W. Carlin, an ex-Sports Illustrated employee, who now works at the XFL according to his Twitter bio.
He then joked about the wit of middle-schoolers, going on to say: “You can absolutely always rely on 11-13 year olds with no understanding of the world to provide levity. Without fail.”