Martha Stewart is NOT impressed by you HIPSTERS.
The lifestyle guru has a new interview with Luxury Listings where she skewers the work ethic of the millennial generation. And you know, by “skewer” I mean she mildly insults, in her own Martha Stewart-y way. capable of growing a lovely little tomato plant in their own tiny apartment.
Martha Stewart isn’t impressed by millennials, who she says need to stop living with their parents and find some “initiative.” The domestic diva, 74, didn’t mince her words in a new interview with Luxury Listings.
“I think every business is trying to target millennials. But who are millennials?” she said. “Now we are finding out that they are living with their parents. They don’t have the initiative to go out and find a little apartment and grow a tomato plant on the terrace.”
She continued, “I understand the plight of younger people . . . The economic circumstances out there are very grim. But you have to work for it. You have to strive for it. You have to go after it.” Stewart added, “I got married at 19, and I immediately got an apartment and I fixed it up. I was very proud of everything I did. I got the furniture at auctions for pennies.”
She said that she was encouraged by restaurateur David Chang to focus on educating young people during a recent dinner at her Bedford, NY, farm.
“David Chang kept saying, ‘Martha, you know so much and the millennials have to know this stuff! . . . They don’t know how to grow spinach.’”
Listen- the world has changed since Martha was a youth, but I think she’s not giving millennials the credit they deserve. It’s hard out there!
What do YOU think of her views on the millennial generation?