Many Emo’s remind me of Catherine Morland in Jane Austen’s ‘Northanger Abbey’, in that a lot of them live in their own little dream world. Don’t get me wrong I’m not judging Emo’s or preaching hate onto them, but I do think a lot of them need to grow up. The whole ‘Scene’ scene, I really find it quite repulsive. This is why I believe Emo’s are an embarassment to my generation in that they are the first sub-culture to conform to the marriage of commercialism and consumerism, and it’s easy to understand why people judge or even hate Emo’s. It isn’t envy or jealousy, it’s total intolerance of the Emo culture, and it’s fair enough because all this talk of suicide, self-harm, rejection etc. for the SAKE of being Emo or ‘fitting in’ to that stereotype, is really quite laughable, and in many cases, extremely false and egocentric. Like when a child has a tantrum for the sake of attention. If something substantially troubling has befell you, then that’s acceptable, but to consider suicide for the sake of what essentially is a genre of music, fashion and mentality, it’s pathetic.
Emo’s need to pick themselves up after a setback, i.e. relationship failure, parental divorce, bereavement, and realise that they’re not alone. EVERYONE goes through this, Emo’s just have to be strong and move on with life. Not sit around letting themselves become psychologically warped for the sake of their aesthetic lifestyle. If your great-grandparents could see you now, they’d be disappointed, and/or ashamed.
“Seeing an Emo over the age of 21 is rare, because it’s the peak age of adult maturity”
If you come to Camden, you won’t be accepted. We like Goths, Indie-kids, Punks, whatever. But Emo’s are different. Call it snobbery, call it a corrupted form of racism, but it will always be true.