Why are millennials so annoying? Onscreen, millennials are often the butt of the joke, represented by characters with a litany of negative traits. But it’s also notable that the rise of negative millennial stereotypes coincides with an increase of pop culture made by millennials. So are these tiresome characters a form of self-aware criticism, or do they simply reflect the problems that millennials have been forced to live with, in a world that seems to love to hate them? Here’s our Take on the trope of the annoying millennial, and why it may be time to reevaluate one of our culture’s favorite scapegoats.