Social media is a useful tool for connecting with family, friends and others while physically distancing and self-isolating due to COVID-19 . Simultaneously, it is being used for purposes of expressing antagonistic stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination against older adults . This commentary draws on social media trending topics (e.g., “ OK, Boomer, ” “ Boomer Remover ”) to demonstrate how generalizations regarding chronological age and COVID-19 age-related biomedical risks have: (a) exacerbated ageism on social media, and (b) further exposed ongoing tensions between so-called “ Millennial ” and “ Baby Boomer ” generations in ways that are targeted against the older generation and serve in favor of younger ones . The implications of this ageist discourse in and on society are discussed . Anti-ageism efforts by social media users and organizations are highlighted . In this state of emergency, we must bring awareness to and resist ageism that depersonalizes and dehumanizes older adults and undervalues later life during and following the COVID-19 pandemic.