began, a poser could be defined variously as somebody who thinks Avril Lavigne
is "punk," goes to Warped Tour
to see Yellowcard
while ignoring The Damned
, is straight-edge
for all the wrong reasons, identifies as punk but is scared of the pit, listens to emo
convinced that men with slicked-down bangs and lyrics about trivial high school crushes are huge emotional dramas, etc etc... While the term is useful in delineating false punks from those who truly make the effort to live a DIY
lifestyle, ultimately, EVERYBODY is a poser, especially anyone who preaches tolerance while judging what's punk and what's not, makes arbitrary judgments based on a zine's recommendation, or god forbid, looks up punk terms online.