Leigh Guest recently wrote a song to the millennials and the Generation Z – which she called “an uplifting life advice song” – called “Fk Your Feelings.”
“We went from several generations of hardworking Americans to a bunch of young fucking pussies who live at home with their moms until they’re fucking thirty-one and can’t take a punch because their pussies,” the song begins in a video uploaded by Guest in her YouTube channel.
The said video was recorded at the Bumping Buffalo Bar and Grill and has now over 230,000 views and nearly 7000 likes as of writing, ever since it was uploaded last August 20, 2020. A Facebook user named Geoff Craig has also uploaded the same video on his Facebook page, and it has since been shared 200,000 times.
From the baby boomers of the mid-1940s to the early 60s to Generation X yuppies who came of age in the 1980s – labeling generations is nothing new. As early as 1839, French Philosopher Auguste Comte wrote about the regular and constant influence generations have upon each other and how generational stereotypes held firmly.
According to the Pew Research Center, those in the millennial generation were born between 1981 and 1996, while those in Generation Z were born between 1997 and 2012.
For today’s millennials and Generation Z, the charge of “snowflake” has been attached to criticize their perceived sensitivity. The English dictionary defines “snowflake” as a derogatory term to describe an easily offended person, attention-seeking, or someone who thinks they are entitled to special treatment based on their supposedly unique characteristics.
Members of the so-called “snowflake generation” are stereotyped as lacking resilience and emotionally weak. They are being accused of living in a bubble of righteousness and shutting down free speech when it comes into conflict with their own opinions.
“Fuck your feelings. No one gives a fuck about your issues, your problems, your shitty fucking luck. This generation’s fucked – we’re a bunch of fucking weaklings. So wipe your tears and fuck your fucking feelings,” sings Guest, who admits she’s a millennial, and she’s not proud of it.
Guest, who is not only a singer-songwriter but also a children’s author, has announced that the song “Fk Your Feelings” is now available on iTunes and Spotify. She also released a small clip for the song, and it’s as epic as the song.