Tim Dillon Is Wrong About The Boomers

Tim Dillon’s Boomer Bashing comedy act may elicit laughs from some, but it’s important to recognize its harmful impact.


While comedy often relies on pushing boundaries, targeting an entire generation with derogatory remarks crosses the line from humor to disrespect.

Boomer Bashing perpetuates harmful stereotypes and fosters intergenerational resentment.

It fails to acknowledge the diverse experiences and contributions of individuals within the boomer generation.

As someone who has experienced the sting of being unfairly targeted by generational stereotypes, I understand firsthand how hurtful and demoralizing it can be.

Old people have become invisible in American Society.

I remember a time when I was dismissed and belittled simply because of my age, as if my worth and capabilities were predetermined by the year I was born. It made me feel marginalized and invalidated, overshadowing my accomplishments and abilities.

The generation gap was on full display between Boomers and their parents. This isn’t surprising when the Vietnam war was raging, Civil Rights or the lack there of, out of hiding for everyone to see.

Sex, drugs and rock n roll made communication between generations nearly impossible.

However, instead of dwelling on the hurtful experiences, we can use them as opportunities for growth and understanding.

Rather than perpetuating divisiveness, we can foster empathy and respect across generations.

By challenging stereotypes and embracing inclusivity, we can create a more compassionate and harmonious society.

Let’s strive to appreciate the wisdom of older generations while also recognizing the unique perspectives and contributions of younger ones. Through open dialogue and mutual respect, we can bridge the generational divide and build a more interconnected world.

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15 thoughts on “Tim Dillon Is Wrong About The Boomers”

  1. I have to admit, at some point, I’ve been guilty of this. I assume my grandparents find this more challenging without asking and complete the task for them.
    I do go round to visit my grandparents for a chat. I love listening to their stories, and what they have done. I’ve found that they only tell me things when I ask and don’t offer stories. I bought my grandma a book that is full of questions. She’s been writing pages and pages for me and I’m so blessed that I will be able to keep forever.
    Thank you for sharing Kate, I genuinely do look forward to your videos and blog posts on a weekly basis. Thank you

  2. Hey Kate!
    Great stuff you wrote here! I totally agree about the loss of communication between the different generations.We as a country, really need to work on bridging the gap between the generations, and allow us all, no matter what age, to communicate properly and appreciate everyone for their unique skills and abilities and the knowledge they posses.
    Nice blog Kate’
    Jim O’Brien

  3. Hi Kate!
    I appreciate your insights about Boomers. For me, I’m not sure if I’m considered a Boomer or a Gen Xer. I was born just a few months before the title switch, but learned from pretty much my life’s experiences during Gen X. That being said, I still owe much to my mom and grandmom’s life lessons that shaped my perspective on life and living. I have now passed down these lessons to my own four daughters. My daughters also have contributed to much of my learning especially with technology.
    I totally agree with your statement, “Let’s strive to appreciate the wisdom of older generations while also recognizing the unique perspectives and contributions of younger ones.”
    Here’s to a united tomorrow!
    All the best!
    Milissa Neirotti

    1. I love younger people as well as the extreme elderly. We need to ask questions, as Sarah pointed out in her comment! That way, when our parents/grandparents die, their perspeves will be there for posterity .

  4. Kate, I am so glad you are talking about these things. American society culturally seems to think as people grow older they are useless, while other cultures value the knowledge and wisdom of those that have experienced life. I have seen it in previous jobs where they will force older people out saying they are slower and not as productive, or just target them strictly due to age bias. I am fortunate to have the perspective that as we age we have so much knowledge and have learned so many lessons and have so much to share with the world, and no matter how old we get we can still learn new things and reinvent ourselves! I am so glad you are educating the masses, breaking stereotypes and barriers, and inspiring!!!

  5. Hi Kate,
    My mother, who is 81 years old, comes to my house every Friday to spend the day and have dinner with my kids and me. I wouldn’t miss a week of not seeing my mother ever. You are right though. Today a lot of elderly people are left ignored by kids today, and every time I have had my mother over ever since my kids were young, I have always told them to spend time with her. Still today they will come down and hang out and interact with their grandmother simply because I taught them to do so and to be always respectful. They have a blast with her now! I don’t understand today’s generation and why parents have given up on teaching their children.

  6. Hi Kate,
    I am on the tail end of the Boomer generation (1963) and can barely call myself this. But I understand how hurtful words can be. Our older generation needs to feel validated and useful despite our challenges as older adults. We have earned the right to respect and want to be able to enjoy life like anyone else. When you’re younger, you don’t think about getting older and the challenges you may face. But it happens to all of us. If you’re going to do a comedy act, talk about your generation. At least you’ll know what you’re talking about because you’re living it. Be kind and respect your elders…

  7. Kate,
    I think the elderly are not taken seriously. I spend time with my 85 year old mother 2x a week and would not have it any other way. I love to hear her stories. We can learn so much from this generation.

  8. Thank you for this timely reminder, Kate. I remember being terrified when I needed to look for work in my late 50’s wondering who would employ me at that age.

    I am afraid that it is not just in America that older people are invisible.

    Sorry to hear about your experiences and how discrimination makes us feel.

    Funny that we should both mention VietNam in our posts and I do see there was that generation gap though we are the adults today so did we learn from that experience?

    I think that the ’60s were so disparaged that much of the learning – ‘make love not war’ focused on drugs and sex…

    But I agree that we need to find ways to turn it around and your post shows us how.

    It is important to foster empathy and respect across generations and challenge stereotypes and embrace inclusivity.

    We can work towards creating a more compassionate and harmonious society if that is what we value and appreciate the wisdom of older folks and the vision of the younger ones.

    Thank you much
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  9. Kate,

    It is a sad day when those of age are being bashed for who they are. I never have understood why people discriminate against each other. You see it all around you everyday and unfortunately the boomers are no exception.

    They only thing I’ve been able to figure out is that it’s born form fear, hate and insecurity. Neither of these should have a place in this world. However, they do and as long as this world stands no laws, government, or organization will be able to eradicate it.

    Though it does exist, we can be a beacon of light and hope for those that are found on the receiving end of discrimination.


  10. Kate, I totally agree with your perspective on Tim Dillon’s Boomer Bashing comedy act. It’s not just about pushing boundaries; it’s about respecting each other’s experiences and contributions. Stereotyping entire generations only fuels division and resentment. We should strive for empathy and understanding across all age groups, embracing diversity and fostering mutual respect. Together, we can bridge the generational gap and create a more united and inclusive society. Remember what I said? OLD IS GOLD! That’s what my Mum used to say. Thanks, Atif

  11. Kate, I’m glad to see attention being spotlighted on this matter. This is something that gets easily swept under the rug and rarely discussed, although I know it’s very rampant and common problem. For the life of me, I can’t imagine why someone would find it entertaining to use boomers as a comedy target. What’s funny about targeting your parents, or your grandparents, solely on their age? There’s nothing entertaining about that, not in the slightest.

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