MP Chlöe Swarbrick made Millennials around the world proud in the way she dealt with being interrupted by an older male MP during her speech on climate change. She pulled out the ‘OK Boomer’ phrase that has swept the internet lately and, well, it worked.
Swarbrick’s speech was part of discussions on NZ’s new Zero Carbon Bill that aims to get the country’s emissions down to zero by 2050. The leader of the Green Party, James Shaw, attempting to hide his giggle really is all of us after witnessing her clapback. She continued her impassioned speech on climate action without missing a beat.
The funniest part about her use of the phrase was how NZ Parliament TV misquoted her – the subtitles came up as ‘ok berma’. They clearly haven’t got any Millennials on the editing team. Welcome to generation ‘baby berma’ folks.
Twitter is kinda divided (you can guess between who) but here are our fave Millennial responses:
“OK boomer” looks to be the biggest quote exported by NZ since something from Lord of the Rings. https://t.co/FjimuLqpDr
— Philip Matthews (@secondzeit) November 7, 2019
Chloe Swarbrick saying “ok boomer” in Parliament is why I love NZ https://t.co/zQGvb0ibJY
— Melanie Bracewell (@meladoodle) November 5, 2019
Now “Ok , boomer” is forever in the NZ parliament’s records. 😂
— Beekyu (@Beekyu2) November 7, 2019
NZ National Party getting all offended by “ok boomer” is about the most boomer thing they could do
— Flynn Robson (@thinrobson) November 5, 2019
Ok Boomer isn’t ageist. Boomer is no longer an age group, it’s an attitude.
— Jeremy (@nz_voter) November 5, 2019