If you haven’t heard the “side part and skinny jeans” TikTok song, consider yourself lucky.
First, there was the “old-school” dance challenge, where millennials faced mockery from Gen Z for trying to create their own viral dance trends. And then, of course, Gen Zers decided that side parts and skinny jeans — two staples of millennial fashion — were officially uncool.
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The original video containing the track has been deleted, but that hasn’t stopped it from spreading like wildfire. Oftentimes, Gen Z TikTokers film themselves reacting to the song.
##duet with @kariruffley who let millennials believe they created wifi.. don’t you have a buzz feed quiz to get to￼♬ Side part and skinny jeans – Mammy Banter
The song — which of course, defends side parts and skinny jeans — also embraces the poop emoji and claims millennials “gave” WiFi to Gen Z.
“What is wrong with them?” the caption to one user’s TikTok reads, referring to millennials.
how do i delete someone else’s audio lmao♬ Side part and skinny jeans – Mammy Banter
Others, meanwhile, have taken to the comments of clips containing the “cringey” song.
“Y’all need to apologize [for this song],” one user wrote.
“I’m sorry but do they think they invented WiFi?” another asked.
Who created the ‘side part and skinny jeans’ TikTok song?
As Insider reported, @mammybanter claims to have created the song as a parody, not a serious attempt to “call out” Gen Zers. In a recent video on her page, the user explains the song was meant to “make fun of this whole generation war.”
Regardless, the song’s meaning has spun way beyond its original intention. Other users — particularly millennial-aged ones — who shared videos featuring the song have also since deleted their posts. It’s unclear whether or not those users were joking as well.
Love and laughter folks! There is too much hate in the world already ❤️♬ original sound – Mammy Banter
Why does Gen Z hate side parts and other millennial staples?
The Gen Z vs. millennial feud has been going on for what, in TikTok terms, feels like decades. It’s unclear what really sparked the trend, but at some point in the summer of 2020, it became extremely on-trend to mock millennials on the app.
Gen Zers started sharing their favorite stereotypes of their older, Harry-Potter-loving counterparts — including their alleged obsession with BuzzFeed quizzes and the word “adulting.” A few months later, a new trend claimed to show how the different generations look at their phone. cameras.
It’s really nothing new, though. Younger generations almost always dictate the fashion trends of their era. And, whether it’s fair or not, they often mock older age groups (remember “OK, boomer?”).
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