'It's just so dismissive': The AM Show's Mark Richardson on Chloe Swarbrick's 'OK Boomer' comment

The AM Show sportsreader Mark Richardson is unimpressed with Chloe Swarbrick after her "OK Boomer" comment in Parliament earlier this week.

The Green MP told an Opposition politician - believed to be National's Todd Muller - "OK Boomer" after he challenged her claim that the average age of Parliament is 49. 

Video of the exchange has since gone viral on social media.

Speaking on The AM Show on Friday, hosts Duncan Garner and Mark Richardson questioned whether the remark was insulting to the Baby Boomer generation - those born between 1946 and 1964.

"First of all I'm not that old, I'm not a boomer," Richardson said, before digging in to Swarbrick.

"It's just so dismissive, isn't it?" he said.

"It's that sort of intolerance and dismissiveness towards a generation who have a great deal of experience that you can call upon."

Richardson then questioned the value of such rhetoric in politics.

"I don't think it's actually helpful to the progression of our country," he said.

Swarbrick's comment gained worldwide headlines. The Washington Post said she "replied without missing a beat", explaining the meme as a "glib retort - often employed by millennials and Gen Z". 

Time magazine also gave a brief explainer of the term based on Swarbrick's usage.

"The phrase "OK Boomer" comes from a viral meme that originated on the social media site TikTok."

Swarbrick herself, speaking to Stuff, summed up the comment as a "simple summarisation of collective exhaustion".