The cultural gulf between the Gen-Z and the Millennial generations has been exposed by the use of the chair emoji on TikTok. Many older users are seeing this emoji pop up under videos and are wondering exactly what it means. We tell you everything you need to know.

Twitter users perplexed over chair emoji meaning

If you’ve ever been called a ‘boomer’ by a teenager or been told to stop buying avocados in order to buy a house, then you are probably a millennial. While TikTok is known as a largely Gen-Z app, many millennials have taken to the platform to make videos and consume content.

However, there is one thing that has split the generations in two: the chair emoji. Many people have taken to Twitter wondering about its meaning.

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What does the chair emoji mean on TikTok?

Gone are the days of the laugh crying emoji, as Gen-Z are now using the chair emoji as a laughing emoji. This new meaning has confused many people on social media.

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Some people have taken to Twitter to share their own theories about the meaning of the chair emoji.

Where did this trend start?

One user on reddit confirmed that the chair emoji used to have sexual connotations, but this does not fit the new trend.

A few days ago British YouTuber KSI shared videos on his TikTok accompanied by the chair emoji as a caption. Many users think that the chair emoji trend has stemmed as an inside joke from this.

The inside joke references a YouTube video that KSI posted from last year where he laughed while saying “look at that chair”. Many users feel that he has the most contagious laugh and now associate it with the chair emoji.

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KSI has 7.7 million followers on the platform and over 56.3 million likes in total.

Don’t worry millennials, you’re now all set to start using that chair emoji in the comments.

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