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Whoopi Goldberg hits out at lazy millennials who ‘only want to work four hours’

Gerrard Kaonga

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Whoopi Goldberg hits out at lazy millennials who ‘only want to work four hours’

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Whoopi Goldberg broke into a frustrated rant while on The View and suggested that millennials simply needed to ‘bust their behinds’ like previous generations to reap the same rewards.

While speaking on the ABC chat show on Wednesday (8 November), Goldberg and her co-hosts discussed whether the American dream looks different to Generation Z and Millennials.

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The Ghost star began the segment by saying: “Apparently Millennials and Gen Z have a much different view of the American dream than past generations did.

“Data shows that soaring inflation, student debt and limited room for advancement in the work place has made them feel that milestones like affording a home, starting a family, excelling within the corporate structure are out of reach."

Co-host Alyssa Farah then reiterated the difficulties that the youngest generation has had to deal with growing up - most notably the housing and economic crisis.

"On having kids specifically, I get it." she said.

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Whoopi Goldberg argued that previous generations all worked hard to reach their milestones. Credit: The View/YouTube
Whoopi Goldberg argued that previous generations all worked hard to reach their milestones. Credit: The View/YouTube

"Most of my friends, if they're not married by a certain age, they're not owning homes at the same rate and you don't want to have kids if you don't feel like you can provide that."

She also advised that some women should consider freezing their eggs in case they want to have children when they can afford to - although she admitted this was also an expensive procedure.

Weighing in on the topic, Goldberg dismissed the idea that current generations have it more difficult in trying to get a home, high-paying jobs and starting a family.

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“Every generation comes and wants to do better than their parents did, but I am sorry, if you only want to work four hours, it is going to be harder for you to get a house,” she said.

“I feel for everybody that feels this, but I am sorry, we busted our behinds, we had to because we didn’t have the opportunities.

“Every generation is told they are going to do worse than their parents, people pick it up and do what they do and they raise themselves. And this is what you've got to do

"It is called being a good citizen.”

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Some social media users disagreed with Goldberg, however, and claimed that she was not aware of 'why things are so tough for younger generations'.

Goldberg dismissed the idea that current generations have it more difficult in trying to get a home, high-paying jobs and starting a family. Credit: The View/YouTube
Goldberg dismissed the idea that current generations have it more difficult in trying to get a home, high-paying jobs and starting a family. Credit: The View/YouTube

“The problem is, Whoopi, even working multiple jobs, people still can’t afford to buy a house in some areas,” one person commented.

“Whoopi don’t do this. You have $40 million dollars. Homes are unaffordable, and people are priced out of their area,” another said.

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“Whoopi’s tone is a prime example of why things are so tough for younger generations,” a third person commented.

“This segment is how you know being in the 1% disconnets [sic] you from the working class. Those Gen Y numbers aren’t hypothetical, Whoopi.” a final wrote.

UNILAD has contacted Whoopi Goldberg’s representatives for comment.

Topics: Celebrity, Whoopi Goldberg

Gerrard Kaonga
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