Bob Lonsberry boomer, radio host compares ‘boomer’ to the N-word.

Rochester area radio host Bob Lonsberry is known for a lot of things locally, but now when you search his name on the internet, one thing rises above the rest — ok boomer.

Outlets throughout the state, throughout the country, and even throughout the world, are reporting on Lonsberry’s early Monday tweet

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Lonsberry hasn’t explained the tweet, apologized for it, or commented on it at all — just deleted it and moved on. Lonsberry has not returned a request for comment from News 8.

The New York Times recently published a report about how millennials and Generation Z members have started saying “OK boomer” as a retort to older generations, but Lonsberry appears to be the first to compare the retort to the n-word.

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Despite the deletion, Lonsberry’s take on ageism took on a life of its own. It skyrocketed to the front page of Reddit, and Twitter. It was picked up by every major media outlet, and was mocked incessantly online — so much so that now every time Lonsberry has tweeted since then, he’s received hundreds of replies, in some kind of variation, of “Ok boomer,” even with no context therein.

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