Zelfspot is het begin van alle wijsheid. Het Instagramprofiel 'Millenials of New York' is de satirische versie van de populaire blog 'Humans of New York'. Ze focussen zich op Gen Y jongeren en hun doldwaze avonturen.
Wie tussen 18 en 32 jaar oud is, behoort volgens onderzoekers tot Generation Y, ook wel Millenials of de Peter Pangeneratie genoemd. Volgens studies wil deze generatie liever niet te snel opgroeien, verlangt ze naar erkenning, voelt ze zich verbonden met elkaar door middel van sociale media, verwacht ze entertainment, is ze dol op authenticiteit en houdt ze van snelle communicatie. Hipsters zijn een subgroep binnen deze generatie.
Eigenschappen genoeg om de spot mee te drijven, dacht het team achter deze komische Instagrampagina.
"I buy passes for music festivals and post them on Instagram before reselling them so people think I have a social life. I've actually never been to one. I had someone ask me why I never post pictures of the actual festival and I said, 'I leave my camera at home because reality shouldn't be viewed through a lens.'"
"I have a lot of white friends. I like them, but they're obsessed with trying to convince me that they aren't racist. Last week one of them told me he couldn't possibly be prejudiced because, as he put it, "I always tip delivery men and cab drivers." Another one is constantly bringing up the time she hooked up with two Indian guys in the same night. According to someone else who was there, it was actually the same guy, just an hour apart. Apparently he wasn't wearing a hat the second time. I need different friends."
"I grew up on the Upper West Side, so I'm VERY politically conscious. I try to stay well informed on all the important current events, but there is honestly a TON going on these days. It's impossible! Like, I keep misreading "refugee" as "referee." And suddenly I'm like 'Why isn't anyone doing anything about all these displaced referees? We need them for sports! Let them get visas!' It's just too hard to keep up."