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Emo kids attacked in the streets of Mexico

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]

 

 

 

 

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Emo

This is so bizarre.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/daba/me-bermudajpg.jpg Daba

holy crap. this makes me laugh despite being 'near unto death' with the flu.

the slug

Pardon this little piece of ignorant trash... not all of us mexicans are like him.
I (personally) like heavy metal music and dislike emo attitude and fashion. I think it's a kind of social degradation.
But even though... I would never beat someone just for the fact of him being emo, even if I think its gay and wimpy to be emo, I still respect them because they're still human beings, misguided as I think they are. We must keep on respecting each other, because if we loose respect for each other, we will never have peace in our world.

mexicano

At least Los Harre Krishna came to save the day.

jeej

Mexico itself equals social degradation.

The irony is lost.

My Name

Hey Mexicano,

Despite your attempt at being the non-ignorant trash mexican, your description of emo as gay and wimpy proves otherwise. It's good your still respect those girly fags though. right on.

lusitano

Pwnt

Souless Poet

emos suck....they deserve it...im happy and content es un dia bueno

mexico

emo kid let the emo kid live thier life and let them do what ever they what to do or say who gives a dame about wwhat poeple do or say pople mite think that exicans are emo but eho gives a dame emo popele are to be alone and not to be mess with
.emokid.
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emokid_6+6+6

Why not start an assisted suicide clinic for Emos.... That would solve the problem quickly. I think I have a few spare rusty razorblades lying around somewhere in my tool shed.

assclown

Well, All I have to say is..EMO GIRLS are so damn hot!!

astronomo1muerto

the reson why there beating emo kids is stupid and eny one who agrees with the beatings are horible people. people have freedom to express how they feel through many ways and if i was in mexico i would be standing up for those kids who are being beaten on just for peoples belifs on emos it just wrong what peole do to them it's called TAKING AWAY PEOPLES FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION!!!!! people ways to express themselve is none of your bissnes to start saying whats right and wrong to exprees your selves. It none of your bissness unless your in trouble by the way they express themselevs you have the right to not be apart of what they do, but no one gave you the right to take their rights away or the right to hurt them. in my opinon they all should be in jail for this even the people who agree @.@ *said to much*

piggtails

I accept it, I don't like emos, and sometimes I even mock them, as I do with almost everything. But there is just no reason to go and beat the crap out of them just because the way they are.

How about taking a shotgun and start shooting at metalheads just because their music is loud, or at people who like hip-hop just because I don't like that kind of music.

It's just plain stupid and embarrassing (I'm Mexican) to see people do that kind of things just because "they don't like" Emo kids being on some place.

Finally, as piggtails says, people have all the freedom to express what they feel or think, as long as it does not harm or create conflicts with other people's.

I have spoken.

ranbeuer

you know what... this really pisses me of but i still kinda laughed when one guy was like o well we don't like emos cus they are coping us jaja wtf but hey it just gos to show how much ignorance we have in mexico and im not tring to offend or anything but shut the f*ck up and move on with your freaking lifes serio go help out people donate money blood food watever but don't go showing your ignorance on live television.....i meen if you think about it emo punk metal head watever they are all the same except dressed different OMFG!! really??? well yea jajaja it's just funny to see and hear how people are so freaking bored with their own lifes that when some dumbas says somthing on tv they believ it jajaja wtf first in the 70's they said o well hippies are bad bla bla bla and then o cholos are now bad and now their going after emos?? wtf whats next fresas socials nacos etc..?? i really dislike stereotism becuase some people look at you and they label you without knowing you.....well also as a mexican it dissapoints me to see how stupid we show the world that we are serious thers this one other vid that shows how sum people who wern't punks etc wer beatting up some random guy cus he looked emo (that guy had nothing to do with the emos trust me i kno emos) and well thats all i hav to say but befor i go thers a quote for this vid IGNORANCE IS BLISS :)

P.S heres the other vid i was talking about http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kcYt-AYRXg
o and does anybody have the meening for normal?? anybody.. no?? well thats right no one dos cus you kno why it dosn't esxist and it never will no one in this whole univers is normal trust me no one is and for anybody who wants 2 hate on what i said find out what this meen ok FTP (hint look up gorge lopez on youtube ok)

surluv

lmao this the biggest load of crap who cares if there emo punk goth metal or a hippie isn't it supposed to be about the music who really cares how someone wears there jeans or does there hair i used to really like emo and punk music like 7 years ago before it became a fashion statment instead of about the music i hope all you fagot scenesters kill each other

your name

I SAW ALOT OF VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE ON NATOINAL BEAT UP EMO DAY...AND IT MADE ME CRY CAUSE WE DID NOTHING WHAT SO EVER TO U PEOPLE..Y CAN'T YOU JUST LEAVE US ALONE Y WON'T THE WORLD DO THE SAME! YOU PEOPLE LISSEN TO PUNK/METAL AND ALL THE OTHER CRAP..MAKE FUN OF YOURSELF BEFORE YOU MAKE FUN OF OTHERS..LOOK AT YOURSELF NOBODYS PERFECT NOT YOU OR ME..GET OVER IT.. EMOS ARE NORMAL PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU AND I ...BUT NO MATTER HO HARD WE TRY TO MAKE YOU UNDERSTAND IT,IT WON'T WORK....BUT SOME OF US ARE MORE THEN EVER READDY TO SMILE......WE WILL BE EMO AND THERES NOTHING U CAN DO ABOUT IT..KILL US BUT IT WILL NOT WORK..
WE GET SO SICK OF IT..YOU PEOPLE WON'T LET US BREATH..Y WON'T YOU LET US BE..

PALE-7@HOTMAIL.COM

this is jacked up because i cant use other words. im emo and mexican i find it hard to believe something like this is going on do we attack preps for being preppy nowhy do we attack emos for being emo then? whatever to hell with them.

whatever

I saw a couple of hipster mexican girls I wanted to party with.

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This is hilarious. It sucks to be the emo kid getting beat up. Let's face it. Emo kids are anti-everything in their minds. They think they are breaking the circle and being unique by stepping away from the 'norm.' BULLSHT. Emo is a BRAND just like the preppy guys that go to the Abercrombie store.But Emo kids are always so 'depressed' and angry at how their life sucks. Oh they are so oppressed and heartbroken. Well, now they really have a reason to complain. And whoever compared the Emos with the Hippies... that is stupid. The Hippies actually stood for something. Hippies were love, anti-war, and smoke weed with peace. Emos on the other hand, just whine and have no reason to be so 'dark.' Well, I hope the beatings stop because the people doing the beating up are just as stupid. Live and let live I say.

Anti-Establishment

I really just have to add a few words:

I'm 110% woman and 110% about Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Rockabilly/Psychobilly, and you-name-it-Metal... This new trend of called

DeAnna

let the emos live there lives ALONE n with peace.were trying to make wrold peace...i dont think were going to make it with all the anti-emo people..!!!!LET THEM LIVE THERELIVEZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

forever emo

wow to tell you the truth scene/emo girls are pretty hot i mean dani gore is hot so is leslie nunez and melissa from millionaries.

Corey

yer every one greifs me 4 bein ''emo'' y do they think weree emo!!!!

little emo lena

well i think mexico is homophobic as well as emophobic, but to tell u algo perro malcohido..
EMOS NEED TO GET A LIFE
there stupid n a threat to our society..my opinion is dat they shuld just go kill themselves.. lol

la`hatin`perra

I wish I lived in mexico :p
Oh how I hate Emo's. I love practically all forms of fashion and art including music, but emo is just pointless. It just gives attention seeking brats a larger audience.

Rhi

my name is katelynn seward and i am 17 living in perth ontario. I believe u all need a good eye opener because we dress emo does not mean we "cut" or r "depressed" some need a way to express ourselves, to show who we r. others have had devastaing lives of abuse rape ect. these people do not deserve this kind of ill treatment just like a sk8ter doesnt or prep or punk or metal head. we are all the same trying to descover who we are and as people we demand repesect. u can not judge someone on looks i give my greast respect to those who have been hurt through people like urselves and can still contunie to try. If u went through such things how would u feel.

Emogirl-Kat

DAMN ALL OF YOU ANTI-EMOS JUST CAUSE WE'RE EMO DOESNT MEAN S*** DO WE F****** JUDGE YOU NO SO WHY ARE YOU DOING IT TO US UNLIKE EVERYONE ELSE WHOEVER TALKS S*** ABOUT ME BEING EMO I BEAT THE S*** OUTA THEM WE ARE WHO WE ARE AND YOUR WHO YOU ARE WHICH IS DUM IDIOTS WHO KEEP THEIR EYES SHUT AND EMO ISNT A FASHION ITS MORE OF A WAY WE ARE DIFFERENT NOBODY IS THE SAME!!!

Dark Prince

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