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Maya Hawke, Daughter of ‘Reality Bites’ Star Ethan Hawke, Says Generation X ‘Really Fucked Us’

It’s hard to think of anything more quintessentially Generation X than Reality Bites, but if I had to pick something I’d go with Uma Thurman. So the daughter of Uma Thurman and Reality Bites star Ethan Hawke should be a sort of uber Gen Xer, right? Wearing flannel over flannel and listening to rock music before Coldplay came along and killed the entire genre. But Maya Hawke actually thinks Generation X fucked up the entire world and she’s not entirely wrong.

Page Six reported on Hawke’s comments about the damage her parents’ generation did.

And later, Hawke admits, “We’re just so annoyed at our parents’ generation. They had it so easy. They were all just high and driving around in cool, gas-guzzling cars. Destroying our environment … and having no wars, and no plagues and no pandemics.

“We’re in our 20s, we’re supposed to be having fun, and doing drugs and partying. But instead … We’re going to SoulCycle and trying to outlive our planet. We have a horrible president, and it’s just really irritating. They really f–ked us.”

She’s not really wrong, but she’s also not entirely right, either. The first Iraq war was in the early 90s and the AIDS epidemic started in the 80s. I think she may be confusing her parents with the Baby Boomers who elected Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher which is what really fucked us. And gas guzzlers were mostly out of style by the 90s.

You know, except for Hummers and other SUVs because some dumb bitch named Karen thinks she needs an armored military vehicle to drive around on paved roads and pick up her groceries for some reason. But young Gen Xers hated those assholes, too.

I also think that people who say Trump is the worst president ever have very short memories. Maya was nine when George W Bush left office, but it’s important to remember that he was a lot like Donald Trump except dumber, more racist and got a lot more people killed. And he had way less charisma.

She’s spot on about climate change killing us all, though. But that’s mostly because Obama, the guy was president between Bush and Trump, did fuck all to stop it.

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PunkA
PunkA
1 month ago

I am a Gen Xer, and we’re the ones who raised these kids who are caring so much. I’d say we did a damn fine job prepping the next generation for their world. We’re not perfect, but we didn’t make things worse either. We’re pragmatic problem solvers, not idealogues. Congress needs more us of now, and less jackholes who dig in to a flawed idealogy.

Sparky
Sparky
1 month ago

Destroying America was a two-generation project. The narcissistic, hypocritical baby boomers, and the sociopathic Gen-Xers who watched us and said: enough with the “idealism” fig leaf, just show me the money.

jjputter
jjputter
1 month ago

Oh…consequences. Are they a thing again?

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