Whoopi Goldberg blasts lazy millennials: 'If you only want to work four hours, ... trends now
The View moderator Whoopi Goldberg blasted lazy millennials (people born between 1981-1996) during Wednesday's Hot Topics segment during ABC's all-female political panel show.
The self-made EGOT champ - turning 68 next Monday - was responding to co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin, who lamented her generation being 'the generation of the housing crisis, financial crisis, and 9/11.'
'We've been in war my entire generation. 49 percent of people are living with their parents. Our American dream is different,' the 34-year-old millennial "explained.
'On having kids specifically, I get it. Most of my friends, if they're not married by a certain age, they're not owning homes at the same rate and you don't want to have kids if you don't feel like you can provide that.
'My one piece of advice to millennials who are holding off on having kids because of finances, consider freezing your eggs. It's hard. It's a struggle out there.'
Her two cents: The View moderator Whoopi Goldberg blasted lazy millennials (people born between 1981-1996) during Wednesday's Hot Topics segment during ABC's all-female political panel show
Whoopi - a baby boomer with a reported $85M fortune - replied that 'every generation comes and wants to do better than their parents did.'
'But, I'm sorry, if you only want to work four hours, it's going to be harder for you to get a house,' Goldberg (born Caryn Johnson) scoffed.
'I feel for everybody that feels this, but, I'm sorry, we busted our behinds. We had to bust our behinds, because we didn't have the option of going back. We had all kinds of stuff.'
Alyssa then defended: 'It's true. But the one thing I would say, millennials are statistically the first generation that's likely to [be] worse off than their parents.'
At that, the thrice-divorced great-grandmother shot back: 'That's what they said to us as well. Every generation is told you're going to do worse than your parents.
'And you know what? People pick it up, and they do what they do and they raise themselves. And this is what you've got to do. It's called being a good citizen.'
Whoopi - who was raised in a public housing project - worked as a waitress, bank teller, mortuary cosmetologist, and bricklayer before being discovered by director Mike Nichols after he attended her 1983