Yes, I Am A Millennial, And Yes, I Am Tired Of Being Blamed For These 14 Things

Yes, I Am A Millennial, And Yes, I Am Tired Of Being Blamed For These 14 Things

From napkins to baby names to the USA, we're apparently killing everything in sight.

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We've all seen some of the most insane things millennials are blamed for ruining. While most of us don't take these articles seriously, it's still pretty annoying that anyone could possibly believe it. We're so much more than what the news stations claim. Here are some of the funniest things millennials have been blamed for.

1. Millennials are killing the napkin industry

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I wish I was kidding

2. Millennials are killing the sport of running

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Thanks, Wall Street Journal.

3. Millennials are killing the sport of golf

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I mean, okay, I'm okay with killing this one.

4. Millennials are killing the soap industry

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I guess we're just dirty deviants.

5. Millennials are killing face-to-face interactions, thanks to smart phones

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But who invented the smart phone? A millennial? Who gave the smart phones to us? That's what I thought. Go home.

6. Millennials are killing corked wine because they prefer canned, twist off, or boxed wine.

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Tragic.

7. Millennials are killing department stores

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Yeah, absolutely, not because someone invented the convenience of Amazon or anything.

8. Millennials are killing the diamond industry

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Well why are they so expensive? How do you expect us to afford that when we can't find jobs?

9. Millennials have killed crowdfunding

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Again. We're all broke. Send help.

10. Millennials have killed handshakes

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I don't even get this one, either.

11. Millennials are killing America

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This one just made me laugh.

12. Millennials have killed Home Depot

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Rest in peace, Home Depot. Apparently, we've destroyed you.

13. Millennials have killed fashion

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Next up, we'll be killing clothes in general.

14. Millennials have killed baby names

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I guess we're just too creative.

At least we have avocado toast.

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