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Millennials Are Losing It As Gen-Z Mistakes Noughties Gadget For A 'Vintage Hair Clip'

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Millennials Are Losing It As Gen-Z Mistakes Noughties Gadget For A 'Vintage Hair Clip'

In the eyes of older some older people, there might not be much difference between millennials and Gen-Z.

But scrolling through TikTok shows there’s a culture war brewing between both generations and this time a noughties music gadget is at the centre of the kerfuffle.

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Before streaming, the iPod Shuffle was the item of choice for those who wanted to listen to their top artists on the go.

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The tiny iPod Shuffle was released by Apple in January 2005 and marked a big transition from physical CDs and cassettes to digital music, but one TikToker found an old one and thought it was a hair accessory.

"What do you guys think?" says @freckenbats modelling her newest hair clip, which isn't really a hair clip.

She also unintentionally added even more salt to the wound, by including the hashtags #vintage #antique as if she scooped a unique heirloom on Antiques Roadshow.

TikToker Rod found the video after many Gen-Z folks, people born between 1996-2012, were fully convinced it was a vintage hair clip.

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A TikToker found an iPod Shuffle (Credit: @frenkenbats/TikTok)
A TikToker found an iPod Shuffle (Credit: @frenkenbats/TikTok)

“This is the last straw I can’t take it anymore," he said.

Millennials, people born between 1981-1995, felt very attacked and took to the comments to figure out when and how their top music gadget was now comparable to something found in Accessorize. 

“Every day, I am attacked by the 2000+s babies,” one commenter said.

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Another person shared a memory from their childhood, writing: “I remember not being able to afford one of these back in the day and she has the audacity to wear it as a hair clip?”

Millennials, including Rod, were shook (Credit: @frenkenbats/@rod/TikTok)
Millennials, including Rod, were shook (Credit: @frenkenbats/@rod/TikTok)

A third quipped: “BRB gotta lay down to process this for the next 3-5 business days.”

While a fourth TikTok user added: “That’s not even a nano that’s a shuffle”

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One person joked: “Wait till they hear about CDs”

And another millennial said: “She’s joking… right?… RIGHT????????!!!!!!!!!?!?!?!?”

We're gonna cry and listen to Jojo's Too Little Too Late on our iPods to recover after this.

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock

Topics: TikTok, Technology, Beauty, Hair, Style, Apple

Gregory Robinson
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