According to a poll conducted after the Great Britain's momentous Brexit vote, elderly people were far more likely to vote to leave the European Union (EU) than those under the age of 50 years old.
Therefore, having lost the argument, supporters of 'Remain' are blaming the elderly for the decision, and even arguing that their voting rights should be taken away.
Stats show that more working class, poor, old and uneducated people were statistically more likely to support Brexit.
Here are just a few headlines from the aftermath:
“How old people have screwed over the younger generation” from the Independent
“Old People Seem Intent on F****** Us Over Forever”, and, “Brexit Proves Baby Boomers Should Get Less of a Vote” from VICE
“WE SHOULD BAN OLD PEOPLE FROM VOTING” from GQ Magazine
Young people were particularly upset with the Brexit decision and many made their voice heard on Twitter.
my brexit hot take: when will old people dieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee— kelly (@marketableskill) June 24, 2016
I guess #Brexit proves that old, racist folks always get what they want. Old people vote.— Manny-O-War (@MannyOWar) June 24, 2016
Millennials often forget that these 'old people' were once young and vibrant too. However, most of their youth was sacrificed fighting in world wars and defending their homeland from European aggression.