Posted on 03/09/2019 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The latest complaint about Millennials seems to be not something that they’ve ruined, but something that they would have ruined if they could have.

Specifically, Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita.

Journalists, actors, publishers, and Twitter commentators alike have been declaring that had Millennials been in charge when Nabokov sought publication, Lolita would have never seen the light of day.

Absent from these statements? Evidence of a mass Millennial movement to destroy the book or an acknowledgment that publishing Lolita wasn’t exactly a cakewalk for Nabokov back in the 1950s, before some parents of Millennials were even born.

Read more on this purely hypothetical debate in the Guardian.

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