Young People Maligned as Inattentive

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Conservative Trope Examples

  • Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
    Martin Blank (John Cusack) engages in a long shootout with an assassin in the local UltiMart convenience store and the young store clerk is completely oblivious playing an arcade game with his headphones on and would have died if Martin hadn't pulled him out of the store before it exploded.
    Staff Aside
    This wouldn't have been funny or believable unless it was a young person. It's because the false stereotype that young people are less inattentive or more easily distracted is rife in media and on screen.