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Seth Meyers Ad Mocks Adults for Relying on Teenagers to Fix the World

There’s no question that the Parkland teenagers are remarkable and inspirational in their work for gun control, to ensure that other kids won’t have to go through the horrible experience they suffered. However, there’s a definite undercurrent of sadness to their fight, mainly that their protection should have been the responsibility of adults and lawmakers. Emma Gonzalez’s mom spoke about her daughter in an emotional interview about this, and how she felt we should have been standing “in front of her” rather than “behind her.”

This is the premise of a mock ad from Late Night with Seth Meyers just before the March for Our Lives this weekend, addressing the idea that “these teenagers might be the answer to all our problems.” The voiceover, in true infomercial style, starts, “Does reading the news terrify you? Does criticizing your congressman on Twitter feel empty and futile? Are you worried you’re not actually doing anything to save our country?” Enter teenagers!

Highlights include:

“I used to cross the street when I saw teenagers. Now I run back over and beg them to fight for my reproductive rights.”

“With teenagers like Emma Gonzalez doing what I care about, I can finally focus on what I love. Drinking wine and looking at dog pictures on Instagram.”

“It’s important that teenagers like David Hogg found their political voice, because it gives me more time to watch The Voice. Go team Kelly!”

“If you’re an adult over 25 and aren’t willing to do more for this country than correct Trump’s spelling on Twitter, teenagers might be right for you.”

Don’t want to be an adult playing video games while teenagers are fixing the world you left to rot? March For Our Lives in tomorrow, March 24th. You can learn more about it, and hopefully take part, here.

(via The Hollywood Reporter, image: screencap)

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