Gen Z: Desperate to Go Viral

Oct 03, 2019 on Syndicated at 3:00 PM


Dr. Phil talks to Gen Zers who all have one thing in common: They want to have more social media followers and become “relevant.” Twenty-year-old Telly Zelly says since recently dropping out of college, she is completely devoted to her new career as ... (more)an aspiring rapper. Telly’s mother, Yowanly, and her aunt, Olga, say Telly’s new attitude does not reflect how she was raised. Telly boasts that when she posted a video of her getting a controversial tattoo on her face, she reached over 5 million views on Twitter alone. Her family wants to know what this outrageous behavior has to do with making music. Later, Dr. Phil meets with 20-year-old Larz and 19-year-old Bameron, who say they go to great lengths to create viral video content. Recently, there was a rash of teens caught stealing ice cream and eating it in stores. Larz and Bameron decided to pull a similar stunt, but they claim they made a video that was “better.” Within six hours after their video was posted, it received 1.3 million views. Dr. Phil encourages these Gen Zers to reach for their goals, but to also think about their future in a “big picture” way.

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