Anti-Emo Riots Break Out Across Mexico

Submitted by: KoalaMeatPie 8 years ago
http://blog.wired.com/underwire/2008/03/anti-emo-riots.html

Riot police have taken to the streets of several cities in Mexico to ... defend emo kids? [Story and video.]
There are 116 comments:
Female 183
Nah, don`t think so. Never heard of it.
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Male 957
"regular" mexicans suck and they cause the mexicans to be looked down upon by others, especially when they illegally immigrate to America.

mexicans being emo is a step up!

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Male 40
"I think it`s time to "concentrate" them."

you are an insensitive, insecure, vile, idiotic jerk.

there are many more words I could call you but every single one of them is censored.

In response to other jerks on here violence is not funny or cool, bullying is not a part of life, physically attacking someone because they look or act differently to you is not ok.

I`m not a saint I take the piss out of people but they return the favour and I would never physically attack someone purely because they were different to me in someway because I am a decent human being rather than a piece of bottom sucking pond scum devoid of any useful human emotion or thought.

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Male 59
Wow, I thought punk was all about stopping hate,
that quote from NOFX, "It`s our job to keep punk rock elite" -nofx isn`t punk ALL about being equal, no "punker than thou" crap? get your s#it straight guys.
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Male 778
Omfg. With all those Emos rallied into one area they should have nuked the site from orbit.

Emo makes highschool teenagers act homosexual as a statement and then later find out.. they were actually straight.
Emo makes them wear tight pants and grow out only ONE side of their hair to cover their eyes.
Emo feeds myspace.
Emo Takes black eye shadow from the goths, and gives it to suicidal, cutting teenagers. namely the skinny attention-whore boys.
Emo causes it`s followers to dye their hair black.
Emo is a subgroup of both Goth and punk with it`s own rituals.

Emo needs to die.

It`s more than just a `Fashion Statement` it`s become a social life for so many people. I think it`s incredibly stupid. Someone got the idea "I want to be different." and everyone else jumped on the band wagon and made it into what it is today.

Again. Emo should die. It`s incredibly stupid, immature, and.. well.. stupid?

Now, note.. Not all `Emo` kids are like that.. just 99.9% of

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Female 150
holy poo,this is ridiculous.
why cant the world just get along?
people these days are so judgmental
its stupid.
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Male 296
Dude, I`m mexican and until now I have never, ever, EVEr seen a mexican emo!
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Female 37
Bonsushi shutup. Theres been lots of times in my life that have completely sucked and look who isn`t crying like a friggin idiot and dressing like one too. Just because your sad doesn`t mean you have to act like a friggin idiot in public and dress like a freaky weirdo uneducated sissy he-she . Im so tired of everyone being like "Express your self! Everyone freaking loves it!" No one cares. Cry me a river, build a bridge and get over it.
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Female 250
OMG! Seriously, why has this spread?
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Female 197
one of my emo guy friends decided to go fight back when it was in mexco city =S
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Male 332
Why don`t they just cut themselves? It makes them feel better anyway right?
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Female 289
Personally, I fear for the day that hordes of mating emo "gangsters" rampage.
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Female 20
Haha.
Mexican emo kids.
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Female 488
wow the emo-scene has really grown, its so crazy
dude thats kinda messed up
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Male 791
I would be joining the punks. "It`s our job to keep punk rock elite" -nofx
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Male 483
the only style of dress i hate more than "emos" is "gansters" dear god, wear some damn pants your size and nobody wants to see your crack. plus they look like they`re wearing blouses/dresses. it`s ridiculous
but it`s their choice so meh, i wouldn`t like them telling me how to dress
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Male 1,882
Dear God, Mexican emos are fugly... I mean, emo is bad enough, but wow, they do not look good even for emos...
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Female 105
It`s a good thing that I speak Spanish...LOL. Why does it matter who or what you are, sheesh! Emos are NOT gay...you are.
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Male 56
Aren`t Emos supposed to be into pain and angst? So maybe they would enjoy getting the crap kicked outta them. Sounds like a great idea to me
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Male 296
...I`ve never seen a mexican emo

srysly. I`m mexican and I have NEVER seen a mexican emo in my LIFE.

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Male 666
Whoever compared emos to Jews needs to stop skipping school.

Emo choose to be emo. Jews are born Jew - it`s in their blood.

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Male 151
why defend them, let the stupid emos be killed
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Male 551
lmao... lol.....Internet > Emo
Internet FTW
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Female 123
HAHAHAHAHA

...emo mexicans
what an interesting combination.

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Male 2,160
is there a difference between emo and goth?hell yes,i´m a goth(new skool and proud) and can say i despise emos,i dont necessarily beat them up or such,unless they give me a good reason to,but i sure as hell dont like them,i grow tired of their whinyness and cutting themselves just to get attention and sick of the imbeciles who do it just to be "cool",and the earlier comment on a nazi uniform because it looks nice,my usual outfit looks like a post apocalyptic SS uniform with long coat and all,i must say,their uniforms where rather stylish,but their philosophies where flawed and their actions horrifying.And honestly,looking at how those emo kids act and knowing how idiotic the ones here in germany are,I´d probably be out there bashing them as well,main reason i dont here is because i dont encounter them much,i´m a web hermit.
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Male 184
I would like to give virtual high-fives to all of those emo kids.
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Male 1,141
Hey they wouldn`t be beating up the emo kids if they weren`t crying about their parents not understanding them, fixing their hair all day, and listening to repetive whiney music! They sorta brought it on themselves.
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Female 56
I never get offended, ever. It takes a lot to do it.. but when I read from SparkleBabys that Mexico`s emos are like Germany`s Jews..

You are an absolute moron and I am highly upset that you would even compare the two in the slighest.

Read a book on the Holocaust.

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas...

This is NOT emo.

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Female 56
Not liking emos = thumbs up. Beating them up for being emo = not cool.

I wouldn`t mind emos if their style didn`t come from a serious condition. It pisses me off when I read "Not all emos cut themselves." and "Theyre not all depressed." That may be true, but if they want to dress like that, it`s like begging us to assume that they are.

Anymore it`s becoming extremely hard to find an emo that actually has a reason for being emo. Look at middle schools and even high schools and you`ll understand.

Here`s a tip. Be yourself.

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Male 505
Every place on the globe has it`s minorities. The majorities are the ones we hear about, and it`s the minorities that always get the shaft. The majorities don`t need defending; that`s why US legislature is effective: it protects the minorities. Mexico`s emos are just Germany`s Jew`s in this decade.....
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Male 425
You guys need to calm down about emos. Why do you even care so much about them? Ever heard of ignoring people? I`m not emo, but I think they have just as much of a right to be what they are as anyone else does. Plus, the emo hate gives me a similar vibe to the actual emo one. "Man I hate emos. They suck and should die. Woe is me, I am forced to live in a society that includes whiny people like myself."

Also, while I do agree they`re most often annoying, and I don`t like most of them, there`s also the fact that there are exceptions. There are:
Emos for the style -> Uncommon. Fine with me.
Spoiled, whiny emos that write sh*tty "poetry" (like the girl mentioned by personhead) -> Common; like a plague. Annoying. Dislike very much.
Emos that actually have problems with their lives -> Very rare. Most often aren`t emo, instead fall into other trends.

But really, why go any further than just disliking them?

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Female 193
Ugh. Someone please teach those frikin emo kids a sense of style and beat them. I gurantee you that a majority of those kids are rich. Not many people would be able to afford the clothes they wear in mexico if they didn`t have money.
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Male 204
personhead

I totally agree with you, I`m just saying that some people can`t emotionally get over certain things because it`s left such an impact on their life.

But you`re dead on when you talk about spoiled children who take everything for granted then say how crappy their lives are.

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Male 536
Where`s Waldo?
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Male 59
bonsushi
Admitting to being sad isn`t the only thing that takes balls. It`s getting over your sadness that gets you more respect, ESPECIALLY if it`s over petty problems like, I don`t know, breaking up.
"That girl broke my heart," or "I`m dealing with my crappy parents" doesn`t warrant depression or cutting one`s self.
I remember a girl told me, "My parents are being real a$$holes!" When I asked her why, she told me it was because her kurfew was at midnight. She goes on to tell me "God, I wished they would die."
Well damn! Rest assured, her parents don`t physically abuse her. That`s quintessential emo, if you ask me. I would actually feel bad for her if her dad molested her or kicked her out of the house for a bad reason.
But if that`s the kind of "emotional pressure" that gets to a person, then that person is not going to get respect. At least not from me.
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Female 427
I am a non conformist.

Just like all my friends!

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Male 204
Maybe you dumbpoos should realize that some people have a good drating reason to be emo? Not all emos are suicidal. Aphr0d1te, you`re a dumb whore. If you hate emos, don`t make drating videos about it. What`s the point? To spread hate? That doesn`t make you look good. Every emo person you know cuts? No, you`re incorrect. Either you only know one emo person, or you just cause lots of problems.

Then you go ahead and just assume that all emo people pretend to be depressed. Is it impossible for someone to be depressed? I mean damn.

You haters are just jealous because emos have more balls than you and admit to being sad. Unless, that is, you have a perfect life with absolutely no tragedy, in which later on in your pathetic life, you`ll be in the real world only to realize that you can`t handle all your emotional pressure.

That`s all I have to say for now.
Stop being hateful.
Hate the haters. (I don`t care if I`m a hypocrite).

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Female 37
I hate it. These dumb "emos" live in their wonderful big white picket fence houses with their loving parents that would die for them, but you know, screw the world and people who have real problems these kids obviously have bigger "problems". uhuh. bs. and the music they listen to is absolutely retarded to put it nicely.
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Female 42
i really hate emos. my boyfriend and i made a few emo hate videos on youtube, look us up by searching orange dingo and look at all his videos. we argue about emos because they look pathetic and how they can make something so serious like suicide or suicidal attempts a fashion and a style! everyone i know hates emos and the emos i do know personally all cut themselves and it seems they just cant die no matter how much they try and hurt themself. if you dress emo then you are basically asking to get your ass kicked.

i also believe that emos feel they are just so sad and `depressed` that they need to be unique and individual when really they are dressing identically and becoming a clone! i`ve had enough with you emos.

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Male 2,576
Fuchsbrauner - I know you - I think, wern`t you once a member of KMC Forums?
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Female 1,407
I`ve got an Emo relative down there; rumor has it that she`s "living" w/ a woman. No complaints there; she makes the world less dull. ^_^
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Male 63
I really don`t see any good reason they had for beating them up.

Sure, the emos around here annoy the hell out of me, but I don`t go around punching them in the face for being emo.

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Female 183
Tools, all of them.
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Male 2,576
Wey_Pooh - thats flawed logic used by racists to defend themselves.

And tone it down, - everybody hates emos, doesn`t mean we should run rampent hacking at their jugulars.

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Male 1,003
lol Basura, the problem with getting rid of racists, is you become racist yourself.
If you were black, would you personally want to get rid of white racists, or black racists, too?
Just because you`re black, or hispanic or any other `lower` race, doesn`t mean you can`t be racist. You`ll never get rid of us. mwahahahhaha
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Male 909
I don`t even like emo kids, and they annoy the drat out of me, but...
That doesn`t mean people need to crush their skulls.

Racists and homophobes should be their targets. I mean, nobody will give a poo about goddamned emo bastards in 20 years, but I can bet that racism and homophobia will still be pretty damned rampant by then.

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Male 1,003
I saw this on the news the other day. It is sick. Emo`s need to die, because that`s what they want. If Emo`s want to die, we can at least lend them a hand and get rid of them. Even if at first they don`t want to.

It`s one thing to dress and act like a [email protected], but they cross the line the minute they step out of their house.
Emos need to be taught a lesson. Life is not fair, DEAL WITH IT, and STOP CRYING. (or cutting... sick)

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Male 1,265
Of course sub-groups exist. Oh, wait, you were TRYING to miss my point. Clever!
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Male 1,182
nuke em all
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Male 1,265
This attack on my manhood has taught me the wrongs of using mature language. The weakest shall set the pace.
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Male 741
^Funny you say that when emos are, in fact, carbon copies of each other.
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Male 1,265
And I am a pretty pretty little girl!
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Male 1,265
Oh leave the emos alone, fer cryin` out loud. We`re not supposed to be carbon copies of one another, and whoever wants that needs to seriously I am a pretty pretty little girl off.
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Male 2,576
HAHAHA

pinker - The Birds.

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Male 741
aahhh sheeet, I mean *therefor not through for

fuuuuuuuuuuudge

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Male 724
"They`re organizing to defend their right to be emo,"
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Female 55
A lot of people like Slayer, yes, but you can also find "old" rockers, the ones that like Journey and stuff =P Pretty fun.. and I`d still kick preps asses..!
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Male 741
It`s because everyone in Mexico listens to Slayer; through for they are all metalheads. That means they MUST fight wussy Emos.
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Female 427
Emos are to pussy to be Punks and to in touch with their emotions to be Goth.

I went back to my Highschool to visit and it was like over run by Emos...I went in to hiding in the music room and had coffee with my old Music Teacher....I refused to leave till they were all gone. It`s like Hitchcock`s The Birds..but a million times worse.

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Female 8
oh yea. and they are all immature with no other life than there friends. emos always stuck together and do eatchothers make up. so always avoid them.
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Female 8
emos dont know what it means to be emo.
they say that theyre bipolar or depressed to to get attention. they try to be a mix of punk and goth.
all they ever listen to is mcr, from first to last, and gay crap like that. all emos are gay or try to consider themselves bisexual. when they are just plain gay. and they are always loud!!!!!!!
how i know this you ask? i used to hang out with them. no lie. we used to cutt eatchother and show them off to the world so that the world would think that we were hardcore.
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Male 9
yea whats the purpose? and i also agree with kairobert. i have been called emo for saying i was punk. mcr and taking back sunday are not punk. maybe new school punk. but punk was the ramones and anything like that. also i would rather bash preps than emos. cus emos sit around. preps are jerks
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Male 10,440
bahaha! how funny this was. What exactly is their purpose anyway?
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Male 9
i completely agree with ttsec. i really dont mind the fashion. wear whatever you want, but really, stop sitting around and feeling sorry for yourself. if people are making fun of you make them stop. NO DONT KILL THEM! just DEAL WITH YOUR FREAKING PROBLEMS.
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Male 76
STUPID how can you tell if someone is emo? do they just tell you they`re emo? or do you assume they`re emo? STUUUUPID
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Male 2,113
down with emo kids!!!
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Male 2,781
I`LL BE CHEERING FOR THE EMO
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Female 55
I rather bash preps than the other guys
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Male 1
i live and im from mexico, i heard about that riot and DAMN i wish i was there kicking some emo faces...
i`ve asked a few emos what is the mean or purpose of an emo, they said: ummmm.
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Male 204
You can`t make emo jokes unless you`re actually emo, or you`ll just look dumb.
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Male 1,623
Emos are getting bashed for ruining punk.
Punk was accepted until Emos came along and gave the 13 year old hip-hop addicted suburban kids something to call people who like punk. I have been called Emo 10 out of 14 times when I said that I liked the punk branch of music.
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Female 450
Besides, in Mexico, the man still goes to work and the bar while the woman stays at home. At least I know that`s the case for the majority. You have to understand this from their culture`s pov before you can go ranting off at the drop of a hat. Think people think.
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Male 891
wow... so many emo kids in one spot...

on a related (and already pointed out) note - emo chicks are hot.

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Male 59
Ugh, I think I just threw up at the term "emotional persecution". Sorry for that, guys.
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Female 450
Either ways, ttsec, this wasn`t about emos at all. Not in our American sense of the word. In Mexico, emos are associated with homosexuals. They didn`t do this because they`re emo. They did this because they can`t stand the thought of two guys or girls bumping uglies, because they themselves are insecure in their masculinity or femininity. It`s all really in the eye of the beholder, in this case, Mexico`s.
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Male 59
It`s very pathetic that these kids can take things, which otherwise would have been considered serious conditions (cutting, depression), and turn them into something that`s "hip" and "trendy." And most of the time, it`s because they need a little conflict in their life, or maybe something to fight for (or against), so they feel like they have a profound purpose in life. In the case of emo`s, they experience emotional persecution. Oh WOE is me!
You know, not like anyone ELSE feels that, no way!
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Male 666
Dainty, suppose you had breast cancer. As a result, you go through mastectomy, followed by tortuously painful chemotherapy for many months, throwing up all the time, and eventually loosing your hair and much muscle mass.

Now, suppose a group of perfectly healthy kids thought that was "cool" (yes, twisted isn`t it?), and so they all go get mastectomies, shave their heads, starve themselves to loose muscle mass, and throw up just for fun (because it`s "cool"). How would that make you, someone who legitimately suffered from breast cancer and had to endure horror, feel? Not so good eh?

That is the parallel to emo kids. Of course, the breast cancer example is much worse, because getting cancer will often include getting depression as well as other things, but I think the point is clear. Just because depression et al. isn`t tangible of a thing as cancer, it`s still just as serious and not something to take lightly and turn into a fashion statement.

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Male 85
lmao. they dont want other people hurting them. theyd rather do it themselves
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Male 156
They can`t stop us let `em try - For Heavy Metal we will die!!

Haha I really don`t care what anyone else says, I can`t stand the typical emo kid. They do my head in, complete waste of time

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Female 4,225
It`s quite

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Remember, you heard it here first!

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Male 33
Yep, that`s the whole news right now..
and you know... it`s deplorable...

i hate it...
it`s stupid... it`s immature..

And i dont get how the hell can you classify yourself ina group...
I mean i would NEVER call myself "emo"... i mean... they dressed differently to stand out and show society that they weren`t th esame...
and now, they all look alike, with their damn "flecos" and their stupid cutting themself ¬¬

And on the other side, i would never make a revolt against them. and if i was a "punketo" i would never have my argument be "they copied my style" i mean WTF, man... have some huevos for once and shut the drat up...

meeh, Mexico is going to hell,
I hope i`m not here anymore when it finally does.

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Female 4,225
So now we are talking about hottness?

I know more goths than emo though. Like this one guy, BEST WRITER EVE! He is- ok if you want someone to bass a character on, choose him. He is so poetic.

One person descripd his personality as a room as, a grey duck taped room with a single color photo above the bed.

You know what IO mean? That`s goth though I beleive

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Male 2,576
Nothing can be All bad though.

Emo chicks are hot. *nods*
Well, the ones that don`t try to look like Efeminit guys anyways.

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Female 1,589
LOL at that one guy without black hair. XD
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Female 4,225
I know. My kid cousin thinks me and my sister are emo because we like emo songs.
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Male 2,576
Dainty - what exactly are you saying,
In your previous post you where defending them, now you`re saying "Not everyone can be happy all day, every day."

Well guess what? Not everyone is a sad depressed merde every day. It just doesn`t work that way.

To Be depressed as a fashion statement and act like it is extreamly shallow, and I`m not even going into "I don`t cut" "*light* cuter" "Heavy Cutter" busniess.

Not everyone is depressed day in and out, or for oddly the duration of puberty - "It doesn`t work that way".

If you are, well there`s something wrong with you or your environment and you need help, not necessairly a shrink, but anyone - talk to someone, a friend who isn`t in the same state as you are. But by the very nature of being Emo, they won`t.

And because of emos, it lables anyone who`s validly depressed or down and needs help as "Emo" and are left to themselves - Helpless.

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Male 666
You`re right Dainty, we can`t all be happy, but that has nothing to do with what I`m talking about.

By dressing a certain way that represents a pre-established image in society, the benefit to you is completely superficial (you want too look "good"), but the harm you`re causing to others goes much deeper.

It`s like that age-old delimma: You can choose between getting 15 dollars for yourself and 0 for the other guy, or choose 10 dollars for both of you. I`ll let you decide which is more morally right.

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Male 128
Bring back old emo kids. When they got pissed they wrote kick ass songs about rather than straightening their hair and getting all huggy.
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Male 2,576
... and shop at Hollister.

"What`s soo bad about shopping at Hollister?"

... I can`t explain it to you, there`s a reason, but you just wouldn`t understand it.

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Female 4,225
So basically this is won by majority eh?
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Male 666
If you wouldn`t go out in public in a Nazi uniform just because you like the design and color schemes, you shouldn`t dress gangsta or emo either. It`s insensitive to others.

Prep is just plain conspicuous consumption and a waste of money. Prep perpetuates shallowness and marketing gimmicks.

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Male 287
Wait... Was 4chan involved in any of this?
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Male 2,159
This makes me proud to have hair over one eye.
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Female 4,225
I am metaphoriucally drunk.

Ok so, Emp not= or similar to goth?

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Female 55
I guess beating an emo is becoming a fad...
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Female 288
emosexual eh? hmm... seems different then the fight against emos in america or canada even. although i personally can`t stand emos, labelling them as "emosexuals" is wrong and beating them for that underlying reason also is wrong. Dunno, maybe I read the article wrong or something....
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Male 2,576
Yeah, and guess what?

Only Skaters like Skaters,
Preps are ellitiest morons,
And "Gangsta"s live into their own stereotype.

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Male 39
Lol emos.
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Male 62
Hey, cool guys. Find a group of people who are different from you and just hate the poo of of them! What an awesome idea! It`s totally new and is bound to be successful!

What do you care if someone is different from you? Or does that attack the heart of your insecurities too much? Woe is you.

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Male 3,296
I USED TO GO EMOBASHING
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Male 66
Well said, ttsec, well said.
Dumb emo kids.
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Female 4,225
Whn will this masness end

I thought it was:

Goths say kill me emos say we are goi ng to kill you?

Hmm, probably the other way around. I forget where IO heard that and when?

Oh well. When will his madness end?

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Female 55
Yup, there are emos around here, and punks, skaters and stuff..
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Male 2,576
Emos are fu¢king *dithpicable* little sh°ts.
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Male 2,576
ttsec
I agree with ttsec.

How many times have you been down and someone accused you of being emo or tried to hide it, not talk to someone for fear of somebody pinning you as emo?

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Male 666
I really find all the emoness despicable and disgusting. They are taking serious debilitating conditions like depression and suicide and turning them into a fashion statement and culture, as if to mock people who are seriously suffering from such things, making the conditions seem like a cool thing. Next thing you know, you`ll have the "STD kids" where kids running around trying to get STD`s because they think it`s cool...if it hasn`t already happened.
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Male 626
Why is emos protesting about being hurt...?

"Last week, they demonstrated against the violence"
(What? Of them slitting themselves?)

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Male 1,766
favorite line "several hundred people went on an emo-beating rampage "
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Male 3,301
There is no f-cking reason for violence to be neccesary. Sure, emo is pretty silly IMO, but violence is taking it one too far. I think I remember there being something similar in the US.

I guess every era has it`s rogue culture; in the sixties it was the hippie movement, the eighties had it`s hair metal culture, this decade it`s emo. But THIS has gone too far.

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Male 1,766
OMG mexican hare krishna that made my day
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Male 260
I dont understand....Are they being protected from themselves or others...
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Male 1,766
wow thats a problem in mexico too ive never heard of mexican emos
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Male 3,301
This is just stupid either way.

They still have rockabillies in mexico?

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Female 342
Emo = teh hotness...


This is hilarious.

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Male 666
I think it`s time to "concentrate" them.
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Male 2,576
Link: Anti-Emo Riots Break Out Across Mexico [Rate Link] - Riot police have taken to the streets of several cities in Mexico to ... defend emo kids? [Story and video.]
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