A WHOLE generation of teenagers are being deprived of the chance to spend three months pissing about in Southeast Asia and then base their entire personalities on the experience.
Experts are concerned that the pandemic is preventing thousands of nascent twats taking cheap party drugs and enjoying mundane tourist experiences they will bore other people with for the rest of their lives.
Professor Henry Brubaker of the Institute for Studies said: “Without gap years, these idiots will have nothing to form their whole adult identities around.
“And without their naff shell necklaces and sacred Thai wrist tattoos that actually translate to say things like ‘dickwad’, how will the rest of society recognise them as bellends and know to avoid them?
“It’s yet another demonstration of how Covid-19 is robbing young people of opportunities, and their parents of the chance to get f**king rid of them.”
Recent A-level student Jack Browne said: “Not to worry. I can still be a massive prick at home.”