Young people are very respectful of different people and cultures, except when it comes to the older generations, according to Ciara Kelly.
The Newstalk Breakfast host was speaking on the back of a lawsuit by Robert De Niro's assistant Graham Chase Robinson for gender discrimination.
Ms Robinson is seeking $12 million (€11.2m) in damages for emotional distress and reputational harm from the US actor.
Speaking in broad terms, Ciara Kelly said there is a dismissal of older people's views.
"A lot of people out there, nowadays, they view older people and their views as kind of dinosaurs," she said.
"They're politically incorrect, they're unfiltered, they're the kind of things they say, 'You can't say that anymore'.
"It got me thinking: Who decides? Who decides that young people's views are the right views and older people's views need to get in the bin?
"Is it just that younger people have more power in society and therefore they decide... is there a bit of ageism at play here?"
'Different social norms'
Ciara said there can also be differences in how people see things.
"Young people, millenials in particular, would have a lot of respect for different cultures," she said.
"They'd say someone behaves that way because they're from a different part of the world with different social norms and they're very respectful of that.
"If you grew up in a different era, there were different social norms, there were different values.
"The past is a different country, but we have no respect for that.
"We have no respect for the fact that older people grew up in a different era with a whole different set of parameters, that's all now to change.
"Who gets to decide that the young, hot take on society is correct and the older one is a load of pants and we're not allowed have it anymore?" she added.