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why are older men literally obsessed with making young girls look stupid
Billie Eilish didn't know who Van Halen was, I'm sobbing. pic.twitter.com/tX6xrs7cIE

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In reply to @adultmomband
He wasn't mean about it and when she said she felt stupid he literally told her not to because if someone quized him on the 1940's he wouldn't be able to answer either. The joke was clearly more about him being old don't do my man Kimmel like this
 
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why are older men literally obsessed with m潭a潭k潭i潭n潭g潭 潭 young girls l潭o潭o潭k潭 潭s潭t潭u潭p潭i潭d潭
 
In reply to @adultmomband
Older people been doing this to younger generations regardless of sex forever. It ain鈥檛 that serious.
 
In reply to @adultmomband
Old people hate young people because young people remind them of their mortality. Young people also prove to every generation before them that what the older people loved is super irrelevant.
 
In reply to @adultmomband
I thought Van Halen was when you hitchhike
 
 
In reply to @adultmomband
I don鈥檛 give a shit who Van Halen is and I鈥檓 28
 
In reply to @adultmomband
Jimmy Kimmel name a member of a band that鈥檚 relevant to teens today challenge
 
In reply to @adultmomband
Also men in general love doing this to women to undermine us and make us doubt our talent / competence / capabilities etc.
 
In reply to @adultmomband
late night shows are 1000% scripted so she knew it was coming... props to Billie for not giving a shit... but still...
 
In reply to @adultmomband
it's not like Van Halen are even any good
 
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In reply to @adultmomband
They cant handle the idea that their idols aren't relevant anymore so they insult new ones
 
In reply to @adultmomband
That鈥檚 literally not what this segment was about. It was about pointing out how much older Jimmy is.
 
 
In reply to @adultmomband
Van Halen hasn't been relevant in decades, much like Jimmy Kimmel.
 
In reply to @adultmomband
Sounded to me like he was suggesting he may start crying more due to the fact that the generations gap has left knowledge of Van Halen behind. Didn't seem intended to belittle her for not knowing who they were. Making a mountain out a mole hill.
 
In reply to @adultmomband
Literally asked her a question but okay
 
In reply to @adultmomband
I kinda wish I didn鈥檛 know who Van Halen was
 
In reply to @adultmomband
Reminds me of 90s kids thinking they鈥檙e better than people born in 2000
 
In reply to @adultmomband
they don't know how to validate themselves otherwise because they are WEAK
 
In reply to @adultmomband
right omg i got so mad watching this bc i was a young gal not so long ago and this kind of shit would always happen to me at shows 馃槧 she handled it real well
 
Seriously though. Van Halen was formed in the 70s. Billie was born in 2001. If you asked me about the name of some guy in a band in the 60s, I likely wouldn鈥檛 know. It doesn鈥檛 make her stupid. It makes her 17..

Not knowing ONE older band doesn鈥檛 mean she doesn鈥檛 know any 馃檮
 
In reply to @adultmomband
I think you're missing the point- it's a double-edged sword about how the new generation has moved on, about he (and the viewers who relate to him- which are the reason EVERY talk show host does anything) are embarrassingly old. He knows it, smart viewers know it.
 
 
In reply to @adultmomband
At a Tool concert, a Tool fan asked Eddie Van Halen to take a picture of him in front of the stage. The fan had no idea who he was. But asking him to take the photo was not to make the old man guitarist look stupid. It might be more obsessive to read the worst into everyone.
 
In reply to @adultmomband
I also like to pretend I don鈥檛 know what Bad Things are when men bring them up to confound and disturb them (鈥測ou don鈥檛 know who ZIZEK is??鈥)
 
In reply to @adultmomband
They don鈥檛 know how birth control works so that鈥檚 how they cope
 
Imagine taking a 9 second clip and being offended by it instead of watching the whole segment where he mainly makes fun of himself

2019 ladies and gentlemen the year of likes and retweets
 
In reply to @adultmomband
I wanna give him the benefit of the doubt like he鈥檚 sad at the fleeting relevance of stuff he enjoyed when he was younger and it鈥檚 making him face his own mortality, not that he鈥檚 actually upset with Billie
 
 
In reply to @adultmomband
I'm an older man. I lived through Van Halen. She doesn't need to know who they are. 馃憤
 
In reply to @adultmomband
Older men and also Ellen
 
In reply to @adultmomband
Attempting cuz nobody else blames the girl
 
In reply to @adultmomband
I think she maturely flipped the script. Who gives a sh隆t who Van Halen is? I lived through that as a kid and it sucked. I鈥檇 listen to @billieeilish over Van Halen any day because I wasn鈥檛 born on the Oregon Trail.
 
when i was a yung child of 15 this one 30 year old man's favourite thing to do was embarrass me in public... no exaggeration, i never saw him happier than when i was embarrassed and stammering over my words... felt pretty... hmmm, bad
 
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She doesn鈥檛 look stupid for not knowing, she鈥檚 like 17 lmao why would she know or even care who Van Halen is
 
In reply to @adultmomband
Let鈥檚 ask some 50/60 year olds who Billie Eilish is and then have a studio audience laugh at them for not knowing
 
It鈥檚 not just older men either. I watched a clip on Ellen where she had a young girl come up and she was patronizing her the whole time 鈥渄o you know what a phone book is?鈥
 
In reply to @adultmomband
Reading some of these responses and it鈥檚 got me wondering, do people not understand how late night talk shows work? They鈥檙e meant to be fun and humorous. There is no malice in this but y鈥檃ll trying to push that narrative. 馃う馃徑鈥嶁檪锔 I pray u don鈥檛 watch Fallon play games with his guests
 
In reply to @adultmomband
I know as much about van halen as boomers know about global warming and what their priests been doing to kids
 
It鈥檚 literally power. Humiliating young girls by flexing your dumbass knowledge of music that was relevant like 20 years before she was born for a lil moment of superiority. I hate men and I also hate the Beatles send tweet x
 
it's called "negging" and the idea is that if you chip away enough at a woman's self esteem she'll feel bad about herself enough to sleep with you
 
In reply to @adultmomband
Is it a feeling of power?? To make a seventeen year old succesful girl look dumb? Someone tell me
 
In reply to @adultmomband
haha nice a 17 year old doesn鈥檛 know about some old ass band that existed before she was even thought about good one jimmy 馃槑馃憤
 
In reply to @adultmomband
literally like who cares about old white 80鈥檚 bands they aren鈥檛 the gatekeepers of music taste! Van Halen slaps tho I can鈥檛 lie
 
can鈥檛 even see this tweet bc it鈥檚 that lady who came for yves鈥 forehead but YEAH GO IN ON KENZIE
 
In reply to @adultmomband
The hotter take here is the middle aged old men losing their fckin minds today over this. So a smart talented young woman doesn鈥檛 know about a hair band that hasn鈥檛 been relevant in 20 years. No one cares, Keith. Move the fck on.
 
In reply to @adultmomband
Ellen does this too. In fact that has been Ellen鈥檚 shtick for years. It鈥檚 older entertainers.
 
They did this to the entire 2019 nba draft class, where was this anger lol. It鈥檚 just a dumb little segment for internet clicks.
 
I dunno why are young girls so stupid
 
Jimmy Kimmel is obsessed with making people look stupid on his show, he makes them feel stupid for things they鈥檙e really passionate about and belittles them, just look at the Joaquin Phoenix interview for example, it was a train wreck. Jimmy Kimmel is a shitty person. End of.
 
who the fuck doesnt know who van halen is tho?
 
Ok but like... it鈥檚 a comedy show
 
I think people also need to keep in mind that those exact older men (typically) won't teach their daughters about masculine interests. On the flip side, their mothers are more vehement about blocking them from "undignified"/"unladylike" content.
 
In reply to @adultmomband
Also I like a lot of rock music from multiple decades but van halen isn鈥檛 even good lol
 
this is literally "oh you like music? name every song every" in real life. billie eilish is 17 years old and has 6 grammy nominations
 
los baby boomers siempre infantilizar a las generaciones de ahora mostr谩ndoles cosas del pasado que ya son irrelevantes y ri茅ndose de que no las conozcan para sentir que a煤n son superiores; saben m谩s y los cabritos de ahora no cachan nada, por lo que no hay que tomarlos en serio.
 
I鈥檝e fr said this same thing soooooo many times after older men come into work and make fun of me the whole time or mess with me because it鈥檚 fun for them...it鈥檚 weird...stop it
 
the older guys at work do this to me almost every day... but okay go off
 
 
Y鈥檃ll are so tiring with the gender war...
 
In reply to @adultmomband
It wasn鈥檛 even that serious????
 
This hit so hard and it鈥檚 so true. AND they make fun of women for liking new stuff that we like so are we not allowed to like anything??? gtfooooo music is ever evolving and rad. And it鈥檚 ok to not know stuff. Like what you like!!! pic.twitter.com/eMP0a7Wke3
 
part. 274884 of people being fuckin sensitive over everything these days
 
Jimmy Kimmel is an asshole to every guest on his show what the fuck are you on about
 
THIS. 鈥淲ho sings this song? What is that from? What year did this happen?鈥 W H O fucking cares I don鈥檛 ask people to list off all the fucking Bratz dolls names to prove intelligence
 
In reply to @adultmomband
They want to reinforce their self-defense of superiority. Same reason I stop my kart in Mario kart and wait for some kid to run into my shell.
 
In reply to @adultmomband
Older men have been administering highly specific pop quizzes to me since I was 13
 
In reply to @adultmomband
Teasing a young person about not knowing old pop culture is a pretty common thing older people do
 
In reply to @adultmomband
lmao could jimmy kimmel name any song by a currently relevant musician who influenced billie eilish?
 
 
In reply to @adultmomband
Not just men, older people in general. Ellen has millennials and gen z鈥檚 on her show just to make them feel stupid for not knowing how to use a typewriter.
 
In reply to @adultmomband
Ellen Degeneres has entered the chat
 
Yeah they did a whole thing like this with the NBA draft class from the last year and they were just as clueless. I don鈥檛 think it鈥檚 just young girls 馃槓
 
Men are always willing to believe two things about a woman: one, that she is weak, and two, that she finds him attractive.
 
In reply to @adultmomband
Mmm I think it鈥檚 because she鈥檚 a musician and he was asking her to name other bands?! Lol I know y鈥檃ll love her but this is a REACH
 
In reply to @adultmomband
its a late night talk show, this kind of banter is normal. your reaching
 
In reply to @adultmomband
When i was 16 i knew exactly who van halen was. They were never actively playing music in my lifetime. People have different tastes and different ways of listening to music. They agreed to do that bit before it happened so if she didn鈥檛 want to look stupid, she didnt have to.
 
Hi adult mom, can you please shut the fuck up.. sincerely, anyone who isn鈥檛 a bitch.
 
But like seriously though... who doesn鈥檛 know who Van Halen is
 
In reply to @adultmomband
Van Halen fucking sucks, there's way cooler music from that time that young people actually listen to. Talk about Joy Division or something
 
In reply to @adultmomband
Can you imagine how nice it would be to live your life and not have to hear a goddamn Van Halen song? I mean, life for kids today is pretty bleak, but they have the whole not having to suffer through Van Halen thing, and that's pretty nice. I hope she doesn't know who Rush are!
 
The better question is how do you not know who Van Halen is
 
Oh shut up, she鈥檚 famous and on late night.
 
my uncle to me on thanksgiving when he acted like i didn鈥檛 know who judy garland was even though i literally do and he never asked
 
Van Halen hasn't been relevant in 40 years, grown men big mad about teen girl not being familiar with boomer band
 
Bc they like to be in a position where they can groom women like they wanna teach em smthn idk but i hate men
 
In reply to @adultmomband
Because it threatens identities built around superiority and supremacy
 
Because they can't have sex with them and they want to feel like it was their choice/discretion that hindered the possibility.
 
 
old people love making young people look stupid in general
 
 
random ass grown men quiz me like this everyday of my life since i can remember. my earliest memory of it was when a family friend made a scene bc i didn鈥檛 know who the beatles were. i wasnt even 5yrs old yet
 
In reply to @adultmomband
at some point in time, not knowing van halen will be acceptable, and that time might as well be now.
 
bc apparently you guys know everything
 
That鈥檚 not at all what鈥檚 happening here 馃檮 it鈥檚 a generation gap joke.
 
In reply to @adultmomband
i really don鈥檛 think it鈥檚 that deep...
 
 
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