Kids often have different views and opinions than their parents and they're OK with it. Usually. But when dads and moms start openly disrespecting the coronavirus in front of their sons and daughters, it's game time. Which, in social distancing terms, means shaming them online.

That's right, social media has been receiving an increasing number of complaints against boomer parents. And they are really valid as well. I mean, some are saying that COVID-19 isn't real and is just a conspiracy, and others are even mocking the virus by throwing it parties... They say you can't change who your parents are, just the way you choose to deal with them. But is there really no chance?

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Bardhi's Dad
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1 month ago

It's for their own good now, as it was for your own good then... Right?

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I know all of this may sound strange at first. As Te-Erika Patterson pointed out, it is widely believed that children will imitate their parents’ behaviors and attitudes, consciously or not. The 1961 Bobo Doll experiment, conducted by Stanford professor Albert Bandura, for example, showed that children will interact with others in the precise manner that was modeled for them by adults. Understanding the responsibility that comes with it, many parents try to make their kids become carbon copies of themselves, or grow up to be the people they wish they were themselves.

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Monika Soffronow
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1 month ago

"The Boomer Remover". Yep, that may work.

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But a 2014 study, based on data from the U.S. and U.K., found that parents who are insistent that their children adopt their political views inadvertently influence their children to abandon the belief once they become adults. Think of it like this: children who come from homes where politics is frequently discussed are more likely to talk about politics once they leave home, exposing them to new viewpoints—which they then adopt with surprising frequency.

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month ago

All cruises were cancelled in April, so I guess Deborah turned into a Karen when she got that news.

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I guess most of us can agree that the conversation we're having about the coronavirus has rapidly become politicized. "As the coronavirus now emerges as another front in the culture war, social distancing has come to be viewed in some quarters as a political act — a way to signal which side you’re on," McKay Coppins wrote in The Atlantic. So maybe these online shamings aren't just related to public health? Maybe these kids are detaching themselves from their parents' views as the nation is getting ready to choose its leader?

Not necessarily. Writer and tsunami scientist Kaya Wilson, for example, tweeted that he had to tell his 70-year-old mom people are calling this pandemic the 'Boomer Remover' before he could convince her to cancel all of her boomer cluster activities.

"My mom has been pretty good since then," he told Bored Panda. "She just took a bit longer to take it seriously. She's in the UK, I'm in Australia and I'm much more online than she is. I'm also a scientist."

But Kaya and his mom have similar views when it comes to politics. "She lives alone and is now very active, doing sketch club and yoga on Zoom, walking with her friends, etc. She's formed a bubble with her neighbor and plays tennis with her grandkid. The older grandkids help drop off groceries etc. Once she realized getting coronavirus would be a very lonely experience, she took precautions."

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Bardhi's Dad
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1 month ago

My son is child of boomer parents and we are maybe more worried than he is about all this sh.t with coronavirus

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Douglas Turner
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1 month ago

It's the circle of life

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month ago

She isn't wrong, her party is a shitshow.

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
1 month ago

In fact, this is a very human bias, we have to reassure ourselves about the fact life is fair. If people get attacked, sick, killed, it has to because they looked for it (hello victime blaming). Has we always see ourselves as "good", well, we're safe. Just like my grand father was shocked when my mother accepted to take a test for AIDS. She received a transfusion during the tainted blood scandal in France, but he was convinced that she could not have contracted it, as was neither gay, nor drug addict, nor prostitute ...

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Marc
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1 month ago

The thing is - it is not so much a question of whether someone becomes ill himself if he or she is ignorant. I don't care about that, anyone can decide that for themselves. But then please stay at home and dig in. The big problem with these ignorant people is that they endanger others. They spread the virus. If they would only endanger themselves, I wouldn't care about them.

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varwenea
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1 month ago

If he lived through the Spanish Flu, then he can have the final word. As is, no. 🙄

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Zenozenobee
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1 month ago

My 68yo mum went to the hair dresser the day lock down was off in France. (because, I mean, that was the most important thing to do and cound't be delayed because... idk) "It wouldn't be open if it was dangerous". So off course my grand mother (84yo with diabetes and a poor heart condition) didn't see any problem to go the hair dresser at the end of the same week... because my mother wouldn't have go if it wasn't safe...

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Monika Soffronow
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1 month ago (edited)

Tell them that if they don't start taking this seriously, you'll move out!

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Douglas Turner
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1 month ago

Actually, they might be exactly like your average sixty year olds

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Tabitha L
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1 month ago

Ooof. This is from March. I wonder if they are still saying that this will be over in 2 weeks.

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John
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1 month ago (edited)

I am 50.In April, I got Covid from an unknown source. Didn't wear a mask b/c none were available at that time. Got my mask thru Etsy 2 days before I ended up in the hospital. Easter week I was off work, so I cut our shrubs around the church for a day and half. Had sinus symptoms for 2 weeks after that until i went to bed on a Friday night. During the night, kept waking up having a problem breathing. Packed a bag for a few days Saturday morning & went to the ER. 4 tests later, 2 for Covid, 2 For Flu. You have Covid. Next day I was on a ventilator for 4 days. Spent 5 more days in ICU, too weak to do anything, 4 days in a regular room in the "Covid suite". Spent 2.5 months getting well enough to go back to work. I am treated for High blood pressure(under control), type 2 diabetes, Celiac Disease, Lymphocytic Colitis. All under control. I do not take the flu shot and haven't had the flu ever but this snuck up on me. Keep your butt home as much as possible. OH yeah, I went to my PCP 4 days before I went to ER. I was tested and passed out 30 seconds after my nasal swab. Went to ER, blood work and EKG were good, sent home. PCP notified hospital that i was a possible Covid but they didn't test me. When PCP got results back, i was in hospital on ventilator, and it was positive. How many people were infected by me and could have died. I don't take that lightly. Wear a damn mask, be careful, and if older, be extra careful.

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Bardhi's Dad
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1 month ago

👍

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i0ana
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1 month ago

commas save lives...

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

Same as the "woke" young people claiming that none of the Covid deaths are actually Covid deaths but people that died from other causes. The government declared them Covid deaths to terrorize gullible people.

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Bardhi's Dad
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1 month ago

There is not such a thing as "typical boomer". I am a boomer (59 y) and I'm very worried about this sh.t. As well most of my friends who are my generation

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Rebecca Taylor
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1 month ago

I am a boomer I make and sterilize mask and give them away free. I will pray for you.

Raven
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1 month ago

I think shes an angel guys-

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OCDRobot
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1 month ago

This right here. Them thinking it's a conspiracy theory is something I've heard waaaay too much. They really think the entire world came together to create a fake virus just to f**k with US politics. It's so freaking tiring dealing with this nonsense.

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Bardhi's Dad
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1 month ago

No, that doesn't make sense. Definitely not

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Gabby M
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1 month ago

I LOVE the response ... It's perfect LMAO!!

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Monika Soffronow
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1 month ago

I pity you, and I also congratulate you for understanding that they have actively chosen to be woefully ignorant. I hope you have made sure to get all the vaccinations!

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Bardhi's Dad
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1 month ago

I would like to know more about his condition now, 7 months and more than 40 million people infected worldwide after you wrote that about your dad

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Monika Soffronow
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1 month ago

They have been groomed all their life to believe that they are invincible. When they were in grade school, they were taught to take shelter under their desks in case an atomic bomb exploded...

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month ago

1. Politicians aren't doctors nor virologists. Would you take medical advice from a car mechanic? 2. No live matters until black lives matter as much as white lives matter. 3. Yes they are. Would you rather walk through a crowd of incontinent people with or without pants?

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Jenny Li
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3 weeks ago

I'm sure they won't listen, they might think it's all just staying at home :(

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Boredathome
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1 month ago

Most of us Boomers are trying to stay safe and at home -- but we are getting very depressed and having high anxiety living like caged animals. If younger persons would stay home also, then all of us may be able to sooner. Instead of protecting us, younger persons are lecturing us when they are out living their lives (and maybe infecting others). So -- should us Boomers take our chances of being exposed to COVID (not a good choice) or do we spend our hard earned retirement in a cage, not enjoying our lives (equally bad choice)?

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
1 month ago

Why do you listen to him and go without a mask anywhere? Nobody can force me to do anything that I know, or just I think, that is not good for me or for others. Not even my parents, nor my children!

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Leo Domitrix
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1 month ago

"Slow down. Stay indoors. Wear masks. Here's some hand sanitizer. Now, have you updated your wills?".... LITERALLY what this GEnXer said to her parent with four risk factors for death by common cold, let alone COvid.

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Lisa Reuss
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1 month ago

My nephew’s wife is pregnant, and her mother went on vacation to friggin’ Myrtle Beach ~ the summer’s #1 hotspot ~ and didn’t think it was a big deal. She couldn’t go to her own daughter’s baby shower. So selfish.

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