It was a simple report approximately a health study, but the headline took on a life of its own on social media.
The NPR tale focused on the health risks of prolonged sitting, particularly for those between the ages of 50 and 71. The headline was supposed to be a call of encouragement for people to come by up and waddle. Instead, some folks didn’t bother to read beyond the headline and they took “come by Off The sofa Baby Boomers” as a personal insult.
Many of those who took offense appeared to be supporters of President Donald Trump:
“come by Off The sofa Baby Boomers” We did come by off the sofa and elected @POTUS what we need is the millennials to come by out of their basements
— ImNotFakeNews (@harpus88) September 4, 2017
“come by Off The sofa Baby Boomers” – I worked from 16 to 62 years of age. I am tired. I owe YOU nothing! YOU are your own problem!
— Deplorable D Pierce (@DianePierce532) September 4, 2017
“come by Off The sofa Baby Boomers” They aren’t on the sofa. Who attain you deem works in this country?
— BertsPost.com (@bertspost) September 4, 2017
“come by Off The sofa Baby Boomers” We did, that’s why Trump is President!
— gregory davis (@gdavi12_davis) September 4, 2017
So now the democrat party slogan is “come by Off The sofa Baby Boomers” Typical, demand others who worked, built, suffered attain more for them
— Behind Enemy Lines (@BushwackCA) September 4, 2017
Naturally, there was also a counter-reaction:
“come by Off The sofa Baby Boomers”
They’ll believe it when Alex Jones says it.
— Jason Bourget (@JasonBourget2) September 4, 2017
WOW! “come by Off The sofa Baby Boomers” certainly triggered some indignant boomers too sluggish to read the tale.
— JoJo (@minnesotajo) September 4, 2017
come by Off the sofa Baby Boomers isn’t political, you dummies. It’s a health article approximately the dangers of not exercising as you age, ffs.
— Aღanda (@GrnEyedMandy) September 4, 2017
Older Trumpists are in a RAGE over health/wellness article, “come by Off The sofa Baby Boomers.”
Who knew they were such precious ❄️❄️❄️?
— Luke Blackwood (@LukeDBlackwood) September 4, 2017