Time Magazine Cover: Me Me Me Generation

Time Magazine Cover: Me Me Me Generation

Updated Aug 07, 2015 at 04:28PM EDT by Don.

Added May 09, 2013 at 08:49PM EDT by Don.

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Time Magazine Cover: Me Me Me Generation refers to the cover of the May 2013 issue of Time Magazine featuring a photograph of a young woman holding an iPhone, which inspired many photoshopped variations mocking the cover's premise.

Origin

On May 9th, 2013, Time Magazine[1] released the cover for their upcoming issue titled "The Me Me Me Generation," featuring a photograph of a young woman taking a picture of herself with an iPhone (shown below).


Obama's New Boss McCain vs. Brzezinski TIME ME ME ME THE GENERATION Millennials are lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents Why theyl save us all

"Millennials are lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents. Why they’ll save us all.”

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Shortly after the cover was released on May 9th, 2013, a Tumblr[3] blog titled "The Millenials" was launched, which highlighted various photoshopped variations of the cover. The same day, the finance blog Billfold[2] mocked the Time article's accompanying video, featuring writer Joel Stein attempting to live like a millennial by using social media excessively, sexting and wearing a rock band T-shirt (shown below).



Hours later, The Week[5] published an article listing several notable reactions to the cover and pop culture blog The Awl[6] sarcastically praised Time for "trolling". Also on May 9th, the video game blog Kotaku's staff editor Chris Person (@Papapishu) tweeted a photoshopped version of the cover with the title "The Unemployed Generation," which received over 2,400 retweets and 1,300 favorites within 48 hours. On the following day, Redditor IamSlammaJamma submitted Person's image to the /r/funny subreddit,[4] where it received over 620 up votes and 60 comments within two hours.




Notable Examples


Obama's New BossMcCain vs. Brzezinsk PLUS: Summer's best movies & emoe TIME MEOW MEOW MEOW face-off THE GENERATIO It is a cat's world out there we are all just lving in it Why theyll save us all STEIN Big Daddy Dronemaster's got a brand new bag! 0oi Bray rorDsractonary Poimcaeanaens Distractionary Political Horseshit Summer 2013 Media Fuckery! TIME THE DOOMED GENERATION We p----- their future away on endless war, golden parachutes for bankers, and handjobs for stockbrokers. Why? F--- 'em, that's why. BY JOEL STEIN @PAPAPISHU Desperately clawing at declining readershipn PLUS: Latest move0 or comening. F--- TIME F------ STUPID ARTICLE Sweeping generalization about an entire generation Fatuous hook BY JOEL STEIN Reminder that your body is only ever a prop in someone else's fantasy Syria Obama's New Bossf McCain vs. Brzezinski Bus nones&moxe PLUS:Summer's TIME PIKA PIKA THE GENERATION who still live with their parents Why they'll save us all Pokemon masters are lazy, entitled narcissists Obama's New BossMcCain vs. Brzezinsk PLUS: Summer's best movies & emoe TIME MEOW MEOW MEOW face-off THE GENERATIO It is a cat's world out there we are all just lving in it Why theyll save us all STEIN Please fire us We truly don't understand how Sorry to report a story TIME MEME THE GENERATION How these vapid cartoon faces almost ruined the entire internet FO o d

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