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The Screenshot: Week of May 17th


Hi! This week, we’re talking about Gen Z mental health coping mechanisms. Here’s your TL:DR; WTF is Cheugy; That A24 meme; Gen Z pop princess in the making; Robloxcore; BTS cancel toxic masculinity; The Gen Z Destiny’s Child we missed, and what are Gen Z’s coping mechanisms?


Trending

Trend upwards The A24 meme keeping the internet running

Trend upwards  The new Gen Z pop girl racking up the views

Trend upwards  Free counseling helpline created in this Gen Z musician’s memory

  Stop trying to make ‘Cheugy’ happen

  K-pop band BTS cancel outdated masculinity

  The Gen Z Destiny’s Children we missed out on…


A to Gen Z

Robloxcore / Gen Z lingo / 

1. A new music culture based around the popular game Roblox.

2. A genre of music filled with heavy beats, game-like sound effects, and rap bars that aren’t out of step with modern chart music. (Creativity is truly a coping mechanism!)

3. Take a listen here


Gen Z Group Chat

To Gen Z, being open about our mental health means being the most open-minded generation surrounding mental health treatments.  Coping mechanisms can range from the traditional methods, like therapy and mindfulness, to the unconventional, such as ASMR meditations and following mental health advocates on Instagram.

As one of the most inventive generations, Gen Z is finding mental health coping mechanisms one tap at a time. Are there any new ones you’ll find from our post?


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74% of young people want to learn more about meditation and mindfulness… Read more here!


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The Screenshot: Week of April 26th


Hi, there! It’s showtime… Here’s your Screenshot on Gen Z film. Here’s your TL;DR: The New Gen Z Hope; Battle of the Joshes; Who’s a Film Bro; Hype House on Netflix; #OscarsSoWhite for Gen Z now, and how many Gen Zers have been nominated in Oscar’s history?


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Trend upwards New polls shows Gen Z hope has soared…

Trend upwards  The Battle of the Joshes finally happened – the cutest Josh won!

Trend upwards  TikTok isn’t just for dances… it’s for this, too.

  The backlash over Hype House’s new Netflix show.

  Chadwick Boseman as an NFT? Um, no.

  No ‘Keeping Up’ in the California governor’s mansion!


A to Gen Z

Film Bro / Gen Z lingo / 

1. It’s the bro that thinks he knows everything about film and will not stop going on about it… especially all the artsy ‘underground’ ones like The Grand Budapest Hotel (lol)

2. Stay clear of the Film Bro, he clearly has a suffocating complex that you don’t want to get tangled into!

This Twitter thread is the ultimate visual guide for Gen Z aesthetics.


Gen Z Group Chat

The world couldn’t have been more different when April Reign tweeted out #OscarsSoWhite back in 2015. Hot at the heels of #BlackLivesMatter movement that started in 2014, it is one of the most recognizable social media pressure campaigns that fought for racial justice.

As we tuned on Sunday night, did Oscars 2021 make any progress in diverse media recognition since Reign’s tweet? And is that progress enough for Gen Z?


Gen Qui-Z

How many Gen Zers have been nominated for an Oscar to date?

1. 1

2. 3

3. 0

4. 5

Highlight the following to find the answer… 3 Gen Zers have been nominated for an Oscar: Hailee Steinfeld in 2010, Quvenzhané Wallis in 2012 and Lucas Hedges in 2016. Wallis is the only Oscar nominee to have been born in the 21st century.


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The Screenshot: Week of 29th March


Hi, there! We’ve got something to make you laugh… Here’s your TL;DR: The meme economy is exploding; Clapback; White Boy Summer; Hannah Montana Throwback; and how you can nail Gen Z humor! 


Trending

Trend upwards Lil Nas X’s new song has us SHOOK!

Trend upwards  Thought TikTok couldn’t get more absurd? We’ve got news.

Trend upwards  15 years since Gen Z’s fave popstar came to our screens…

  Suez Canal crisis losing cash? At least the meme economy is going!

  The viral Shrimp Cinnamon guy is cancelled before his 15 mins is over.

  A White Boy Summer? We’ll pass.


A to Gen Z

Clapback / Gen Z lingo / 

1. A piercing but comedic retort to a comment, usually an insult, that you just weren’t ready for.

Rooted in African American Vernacular English (AAVE)


Gen Z Group Chat

Gen Z humor has been called ‘quirky’, ‘weird’, ‘nonsensical’ and downright ‘strange’, and it truly is. In a world that at its best doesn’t make sense and its worst is just horrendous, we’re finding a laugh in any situation, just take a look at these memes!


The big question: How can brands be more Gen Z with their humor? Burger King’s big IWD comedy flop really demonstrated that there is a fine balance that brands need to watch out for, but worry no more we’ve got the best tips for you to just get what Gen Z’s humor is all about.


Screenshot of the Week


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