Millennial media”journalist” and members of a focus group are whining more than Manischewitz and are angrily objecting to and stomping their little feet over the contents of a CBS’ new comedy series The Great Indoors because it portrays them (and lets be honest in some cases accurately) as coddled, easily offended and thin-skinned idiots.
Recounted by the shows executive producer Mike Gibbons at a Television Critics Association panel this week.
A Millennial media member interrupted Gibbons. “I’m a millennial myself. How are we so coddled, and what about our overly politically correct workplace bothers you?” she asked, like she meant it to sting.
Stephen Fry who stars, alongside Joel McHale as one of the founders of The Great Outdoors magazine, jumped in to note there is “an element of coddling” and “an element in which you have it tougher than the generation before.”
“Yeah, no shit,” Millennial Media Member snarked at Fry, whose family “generations before” includes relatives sent to Auschwitz and other concentration camps.
The Millennial Media Member wanted her question answered by Gibbons, not Fry, and said so in no uncertain terms.
“A great example is how you interrupted my answer,” Gibbons shot back.
Another media member, non-millennial, asked Gibbons if he was “worried” that the show would be dismissed as “middle-aged white guy complaining about his lot in life and having to deal with millennials.”
Joked Gibbons, “Our show is going to make America great again,” .
“So you are the Trump show?” Non-Millennial Media Member snapped back. “I’m just seeking clarification.”
“Irony comes through in print, right?” Gibbons quipped.
Back to Millennial Media Members: “Do you want millennials to watch your show?” one asked. “Cause you come out here and, ‘Ha, ha, ha, millennials are so sensitive and PC,’” that person asked, calling it “so negative.”
This time McHale jumped in, saying that if the show is offending millennials, it’s “the best strategy ever.”
You have to love the the fact that that overly sensitive millennials who can’t take a joke were upset about a show that skewers overly sensitive millennials who can’t take a joke.