Emo is SIMPLY the fashion trend marketed to perfection to a young increasingly gullible youth audience.
Those who people mistakingly consider to be "emo" can have mental illnesses such as bipolar or manic depression. Would you call Kurt Cobain or Winston Churchill, emo?? How about Ozzy Osbourne, Beethoven, Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemmingway, John Keats and Spike Milligian. no?? well you have.... by lumping them into catagories.
Why do humans have the need to catagorise everything? We are what we are.....
"He looks so emo"
"Just because i have depression, i am not emo"