Skip to comments.Emo kids attacked in the streets of Mexico
Posted on 03/27/2008 8:14:52 AM PDT by BGHater
Hey, you, emo kid in Kansas rocking out to Hawthorne Heights as you thumb through the current issue of Alternative Press and draw a cracked heart on the rubber toe of your Jack Purcell. You think you got reason to be doleful? Well, then check out your ilk in Mexico. They've been getting their asses kicked lately as part of a country-wide anti-emo movement and now they're fighting back (this clip is in Spanish, but images speak louder than words. Check out the dudes arming themselves with leather belts. What is this, West Side Story?).
LA Weekly's Daniel Hernandez has been covering the phenomenon for the paper and on his blog Intersections. "A bizarre wave of emo-bashings is sweeping across Mexico. The movement is being generated on message boards and social networking sites by non-emo youth who highly dislike the emo look and attitude. Hernandez reports that it started on March 7th in Queretaro where about 800 young people hunted down emos in the city's Centro Historico for some head bashing. "The next weekend it spread to Mexico City, where emos faced off against punks and rockabillies at the Glorieta de Insurgents, the epicenter of emo social space in the capital."
So what brought all this about? Good old fashioned machismo? Harry24 gives a lengthy discourse here on the "Anti Emo Death Squad" page at last.fm, and even theorizes that the growing emo scene is part of a government conspiracy to cultivate emo kids because they can be easily manipulated (unlike metalheads).
But Harry24 best sums up his emo hatred here (broken English and grammar left intact): "An interesting fact of this, is that the Heavy Metal community is not the only one against emos, we can also find that, pop-listeners, skaters, punks, goths, and other people are against emos here in Mexico. But why metal/rock listeners are not the only ones against emos??? The answer is simple, emo attitude here in Mexico is anti-youngster: they do not drink, they do not have sex, they do not have fun, they go to concerts just to cry, they go to parties just to sit in a corner and cry, and they feel victims of everything, it is really, a very stupid behavior."
Wow, and you thought the rednecks in your town were bad. [Daily Swarm]
ok, I give up, what the heck is an “emo kid”??
Ohhhhhh, life sucks and I wanna die (sniff sniff)
Second Generation Goth.
Hooked on dark and sorrow so to speak. (Dark dress, black lipstick etc).
Emo is a style of rock music which describes several independent variations of music with common stylistic roots.
What’s an “emo?”
Dang! I like his stuff... ;)
Thanks. Everything I know about “emo” I learned from osmosis on icanhascheezburger.com.
What’s the difference between an emo and a goth, then?
You don’t want to know.
How does their motto go?
If you want to be a nonconformist, you must dress and speak just like us!
“Emo” is short for “emotional”
a bunch of crybabies with self-inflicted “depression”
most of them come from well-to-do middle class households, much like hippies but with less color, less fun, and totally apathetic...
Useless kids who are always depressed and who want everyone to know how sad, miserable and depressed they are. The name derives from emotional. Basically kids suckered by another music & fashion style.
I am assuming the “Emo” is short for “Emotional” as in highly emotional usually in a sad or depressed way. The kids who wear all black and act like they are ultra depressed all of the time... then again my take could be completely off base since I am an out of touch old fuddy duddy.
This is a good link.
I'm a great lover...
....Whats an emo?...
Emi, emo, emu....
emo is the present pluperfect tense
Ah, here we go:
Skip down to the section on “Fashion and Stereotype”.
Go easy on them, they’re going to be paying our social security someday... I’m planning to develop a taste for Alpo myself. :-)
The Emo Song
I once had a large gay following, but I ducked into an alleyway and lost him.
>> If you want to be a nonconformist, you must dress and speak just like us!
Did you ever see the South Park episode where (I think) Stan starts hanging around with the Goth kids?
A goth that cries a lot.
People always ask me, "Where were you when Kennedy was shot?"
Well, I don't have an alibi.
Take a goth, take out the angry and dark, and replace with sad and mopey. They think everything sucks. Their life sucks, their job sucks, their school sucks, their parents suck, and most of all, they think THEY suck.
Basically they’re about as much fun as a steel wool enema.
If I were to guess that most of ‘em are from middle-class families in the suburbs or more prosperous parts of the city, and have basically had life handed to them, would I be far wrong?
Very true...and as much as I love Starbucks, you are sure to find them working there, or hanging out.
I’m replanting my yard with Emo grass, it cuts itself.
Well, geez, I mean, their music and overall outlook on life sucks, but really I’d much sooner beat up a goth or punk. Just kidding! Well mostly, I really do have a visceral reaction to goths, for some reason.
I like the goths a lot better. At least they have some good music.
Actually, from what little I know, you’d be dead on. Face it, if you grow up in the inner city, you don’t have time to be moping and whining. You’re too busy trying to survive and get out.
I had a patient that was a “cutter”...said he was trying to commit suicide but never made a cut that would accomplish that unless it became infected...but was very prolific at cutting: 200-300 cuts per incident...primarily to get people to “look at me.”
Maybe they could start kicking ass on those idiots who wear their pants down around their knees, too.
They are teens who get their attention by being depressed rather than being a jock or vampire or fashionista or uber-religious or punk or redneck or gangsta, etc
See, a goth would hit you back. A punk would hit you back HARD. But an emo kid? They’ll just curl up and cry, then go home sniffling and write a bad Livejournal entry about it, using little to no punctuation and all lowercase letters.
“yyz beat me up today. i dont know why. i brought it on myself i guess. this is meaningless. life is meaningless. im going to go smoke some weed and listen to simple plan now. kthx.”
2 years ago I had lunch with my daughter just across the street from her High School. A group of “EMO” kids came walking in and I looked at my daughter who was wide-eyed. All she said was “Dad... please, don’t!”. I asked her to explain what was going on with them and she did.
I tried. I swear, I really did. But they sat in my line of sight and I started laughing. Couldn’t tell the boys from the girls, all paper thin eating nothing but frys and shakes, all black clothes with heavy make up. They couldn’t finish a fry without giving 2 hugs.
Time with my daughter.
And a good laugh at the show.
btw: my daughter was a Pom, blonde and eventually started laughing as well. They are self-induced pathetic, begging for attention that when they get makes them cry.
I was walking down the street one day and something caught my eye...it dragged me fifteen feet