Here’s How Young People Are Reacting To The Referendum Result On Twitter
This morning the reality of the EU referendum was revealed: Britain will Leave.
There was shock, confusion, anger, celebration, relief all over social media. But what caught the attention of a lot of people was the generational differences in voter trends – in particular, how 75% of young people actually wanted In.
For young people all over, it felt like no matter what you do you just couldn’t win.
75% of people under 25 voted Remain. Disenfranchised even when they take part.
— Stig Abell (@StigAbell) June 24, 2016
Then this emerged, showing the amount of time each generation will have to live with the result.
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) June 23, 2016
They began expressing their frustrations at the generations that came before them.
— Grace (@_graceeg_) June 24, 2016
— Kate Nelson (@KateNelson999) June 24, 2016
The older generation had everything, and now they're going to leave us with nothing before they die 😊😊😊🙂 #EURef
— Sheila Mckillop (@sheilmckil) June 24, 2016
Thanks old people! Not the first time baby boomers have shafted more than one generation #EURef
— Jon Antoniazzi (@Jonantz) June 24, 2016
Some were funny.
it's the remix to ignition / EU vote edition / old people ruined my life with a monumental decision
— brad esposito (@braddybb) June 24, 2016
How Many Times Can Old People Destroy The Economy? The Results Might Surprise You
— Jake Sharkstrom (@jakesundstrom) June 24, 2016
The Red Woman
— Grant Leat (@GrantLeat) June 24, 2016
i'm not saying i blame the elderly but i've gone up to like 14 random old people and said "how dare you" so far today
— Jack Dudley (@duddersj) June 24, 2016
Others a bit more shouty.
HEY OLD PEOPLE, THIS WONT MAKE IT SO THAT YOU CAN GET YOUR PRECIOUS FISH AND CHIPS IN NEWSPAPERS AGAIN AND RECYCLING WILL STILL BE A THING.
— Captain Swan ❤ (@lurkingpirates) June 24, 2016
People questioned why 16/17 year olds weren’t allowed to vote.
16 year olds are allowed to have a family but not to vote for something that will change their future?! #EURefResults
— alicee//exams [PB] (@nouisftferris) June 24, 2016
I hate feeling so powerless with the eu referendum this will affect our generation majorly yet we have absolutely no say in it #EUref
— niamh (@niallpatrol) June 24, 2016
#EUref absolutely disgusted at the outcome. Its the younger generation who it is going to effect yet they don't let us have the vote 🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻
— Anastasia ♡ (@AnastasiaK_xoxo) June 24, 2016
Naturally, this happened.
I hate this country I'm moving to France
— Han (@fabuloushannahh) June 24, 2016
That's it guys. I am leaving pic.twitter.com/j0m2uAoGHV
— helena horton (@horton_official) June 24, 2016
And some even threatened repercussions.
if old people think im giving them my seat on the bus now they can fuck off you'll stand there and think about your actions #EURefResults
— – (@cocainezayn) June 24, 2016
*looks at old people* no more hip replacements for you huh pic.twitter.com/2NKEEL6HG3
— chidera wilson (@wthdeadpool) June 24, 2016
But ultimately, it seemed the feeling was one of sadness and disbelief.
Cannot help but feel as a young person that my future has been taken from me, and I'm not sure I understand how or why. #EURef
— Richard Brooks (@Just_RichardB) June 24, 2016
I literally feel stressed and worried and thanks old people for screwing up our futures, really appreciate it, cheers 👏🏻
— Helen (@thelovecatsinc) June 24, 2016
I'm sad. I'm mad. I'm disheartened. The younger generation wanted IN. We have to live with the consequences. Shameless. #EUref
— Jessica Davies (@_JessicaDavies) June 24, 2016
"Older generation have voted for a future that the younger generation do not want" is the scariest and saddest way to phrase this #EUref
— sophie (@xyzsoph) June 24, 2016
— Alex Watts (@AWattsGPLboro) June 24, 2016