Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s comment on the millennial connection to the auto industry crisis has opened up a whole new area of humour for the Indian internet.
Millenial bashing has finally arrived in the country.
On Tuesday, Sitharaman said a change in the “mindset of millennials” to not commit to EMIs for buying automobiles and using Ola, Uber or the metro instead was one of the factors contributing to the auto sector’s current crisis.
This person offered an alternative to shift blame 👇🏽.
No Rohit Shetty film in 2019 is the reason behind slowdown in auto industry: Nirmala#BoycottMillennials— Riccky W (@ricckyw) September 11, 2019
But millennials are seized of the power they wield and are determined to use it for no good.
thanks nirmala for helping us realise the source of our political power https://t.co/J384u3hpZl— 👁 e-kanya 👁 (@s_k_ny__d_b) September 11, 2019
Now, every industry must quake in its boots as they set their eyes on taking down the country’s economy.
Nirmala Ji forget to tell that the Indian agriculture sector is also going through a recession because today's generation has left rice and dal roti and started eating Chinese and Italian food. #BoycottMillennials— Ujwal Latkar (@UjwalLatkar) September 11, 2019
Aviation industry is facing slowdown because millennials just saw the Aladdin remake and switched to flying carpets.#SayItLikeNirmalaTai— Shaantanu Singh 🔰 (@singh_shaantanu) September 10, 2019
Millennials don’t wash jeans for a week and consequently sales of Surf Excel is down #boycottmillenials— dsaurabh (@kingwithin) September 10, 2019
According to Nirmala Sitharaman's school of economics, if you're exercising and eating well and taking care of your health, you will be held responsible for the declining profits and job losses in the pharmaceutical industry— The Bad Doctor (@DOCTORATLARGE) September 11, 2019
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman says, auto sales are declining because people are using Ola & Uber.— Vasooli Bai (@Vishj05) September 10, 2019
Also Rupee is falling cos of people using Debit/Credit cards.
Indian railways is in loss because millenials prefer to take flights but the aviation sector is in loss as well because unemployed millenials are still travelling in trains. #SayItLikeNirmalaTai— Knight Watchman (@knightwatchman_) September 10, 2019
TV industry is going down because millenials already have too much drama in their life.#BoycottMillenials— Sristi Jain (@SristiJain11) September 10, 2019
The smartphone industry is down as millennials prefer 2 kidneys.#BoycottMillenials— Yash Jain (@Yashistoocommon) September 10, 2019
Millenials watching Netflix and Amazon prime caused further lowering of standards of scripts in Bollywood movies...— Abhijeet Gaur (@abhijeetgaur9) September 10, 2019
Auto sales decline: Millennials using Ola/Uber— Scotchy (@scotchism) September 10, 2019
Truck sales decline: Millennials are using Rentomojo
Biscuit sales decline: Millennials are moving towards healthier snacks
But innerwear sales decline? 🤔🤔🤔https://t.co/IC9jAnQQZi
Meanwhile, Ola should watch out that their Chetan Bhagat ad doesn’t accidentally drive the millennials towards boosting the auto industry out of its slump.
Excellent initiative by Nirmala Sitharaman to discourage millennials from using Ola cabs. pic.twitter.com/YWCrYGBxN3— Vishal Choradiya (@VishalChoradiya) September 11, 2019
After Nirmala Sitharaman blamed ola and uber for the slowdown in automobile sales, Ola decided to do it's bit to help boost latter by scaring away potential ola riders - book a ride and u might just face your worst nightmare - Indias own IT clown https://t.co/u7s6ZAcO2P— Philine Dunphy (@philinedunphy) September 11, 2019
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.