The expression is especially prevalent in 4chan’s greentext stories, combined with an illustration of a Brainlet Wojak iteration.
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The first instance of the phrase appeared on 4chan’s /biz/ board, written by an anonymous user on April 7th, 2018.
The first Brainlet Wojak variation, depicting the “30-year-old boomer” was uploaded to the same 4chan board on April 22nd, 2018.
In the following months, the meme would be a popular reoccurring theme on the /biz/ board on 4chan.
Spread and Usage
In June, 2018, the meme resulted in the creatin of a Facebook page, revolving around the concept of a “30-year-old boomer”.
Despite this, the phrase remains the most popular on 4chan’s /biz/ and /v/ boards.
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