Twitter Reactions: Jonathan Franzen Considered Adopting an Iraqi War Orphan to Learn About the Youths

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In things you should never ever do news, noted curmudgeon and author Jonathan Franzen considered adopting an “Iraqi war orphan,” not because he wanted to provide him or her with a loving home, but because he couldn’t understand young people.

Said Franzen in his interview with the Guardian, “One of the things that had put me in mind of adoption was a sense of alienation from the younger generation. They seemed politically not the way they should be as young people. I thought people were supposed to be idealistic and angry. And they seemed kind of cynical and not very angry. At least not in any way that was accessible to me.”

To the surprise of no one, this created ire across the internet. We have collected the best reactions we could find under the cut.


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