It is unfair to deride millennials as “snowflakes” or to criticise them as overly sensitive, self-centred or ignorant because it is their parents who are at fault, the author Fay Weldon has said.
“We should stop being beastly to the snowflakes since we, their forebears, left them with such a mess to clear up and no tools to deal with it,” she said. “Today’s young grow up into a violent, angry, unstable environment, all too likely to end up jobless, homeless and childless, unlikely to reach their full potential. They are probably the most despairing generation ever conceived. The least we can do is not add to their burden by slagging them off.”