In this economy (and with this dismal housing market) millennials are less and less optimistic about the possibility of, one day, owning a home. Rent payments are impossible enough to scrounge up, so the concept of saving thousands of dollars a year is a pipe dream. 

How do we handle it? By eating (and drinking) our feelings, of course. As it turns out, our weekly healing ritual aka Sunday brunch has come under fire by the "experts."

Social demographer Bernard Salt unknowingly sparked a Twitter uprising of millennials this week, thanks to his most recent piece in The Australian

There was the typical ranting about irresponsible millennials not saving for home ownership. But then things got ugly:

Avocado toast with egg whites and pea shoots

I have seen young people order smashed avocado with crumbled feta on five-grain toasted bread at $22 a pop and more. I can afford to eat this for lunch because I am middle-aged and have raised my family. But how can young people afford to eat like this? Shouldn’t they be economising by eating at home? How often are they eating out? Twenty-two dollars several times a week could go towards a deposit on a house.

Brunch enthusiasts (and reasonable people in general) were quick to criticize the article for its ridiculous condemnation of the beloved avocado. 




Besides, the claims just weren't adding up. 


Ever older generations started to get involved in the debate. 


People quickly tired of the fight. 

And let's be honest, it's not like we're ever going to give up our precious avocado. 


Now businesses are making the most of the "smashed avocado scandal." 


It would be a shame to lose out on the business opportunity here, right? 

Now, avocado enthusiasts can purchase their very own "Make Smashed Avocado Affordable Again" caps — because how else can we expect change?

Three cafés in Sydney, all which believe that millennials can truly have it all, will be offering discounted avocado brunch items for the week. $7-10 avocado specials for all!

Interesting how things work out...

Luckily, Bernard seems to have recognized the errors of his anti-avocado ways. 

Is it too late now to say sorry?