Another classification bolstered into the media and popular culture to turn individuals into a demographic, generating lots of dough for the economy.

If you like music for depth, lyrically or musically, underground or mainstream, rock or electronic, all that means is that you understand what music SHOULD be about. It's not about what artists you listen to, or how "scene" you are, whatever "scene" you most closely tie yourself to. 's going ouIf you listen to only mainstream or only underground music, get a life. Open your minds, kids.

If you get depressed sometimes and see the world as a bleak place, well, damn straight - life isn't supposed to be easy. It's the act of conquering your problems that makes you happy - not avoiding them. And no, being emotional does not put you in the "emo", "fag", or "pussy" class. If you're getting depressed about material possessions (i.e. mom and dad won't buy that new mesh hoodie for you until next month), go buy a nice pretty gun and figure out what to do with it (not your parents, yourself! duh.). If you really think that people are good in nature, please seek counseling immediately.

When you assimilate yourself to one of these cliquey classifications, you could potentially rob yourself of your individuality, and build an invisible wall. It's called "wedge tactics", and the government uses the media to divide its people with them. So if you think that by associating yourself with a preset counterculture you're "sticking it to the man", think again.

The implication is not that falling into an "emo kid" classification, or any predefined social rung, automatically makes you a product - in theory, basing your life around a single preconceived concept does. Try being an individual, even if it went out of style.
INDIVIDUAL: I listen to Converge, Aphex Twin, Hero of a Hundred Fights, Zao, The Postal Service, Rammstein, Mindless Self Indulgence, Tool, Pete Yorn, Pantera, The Beatles, Black Flag, Stavesacre, Tech Itch, Buju Banton, Linkin Park, Rites of Spring, Wes Davis, Justin Timberlake, Paul Oakenfold, Squarepusher, Engine Down, Every Time I Die, Coldplay, Evol Intent, Braid, Vex'd, Tiesto, Sunny Day Real Estate, Venetian Snares, The Pixies, Weather Report, Wu Tang Clan, Aesop Rock, The Cars, My Chemical Romance, Tom Waits, Portraits of Past, Nirvana, Slayer, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Boards of Canada...

BRAINWASHED "EMO KID": That is sooo not scene...
by Double A Def January 18, 2007
an emo kids is a kid that is emo. cant get much more simple than that. but contrare to popular belief most do not cut, well just their wrist for that matter, they might have crappy lives they may not. anyones life can seem meaningless if you look at it in the right direction. Also Emo people do like being alone so whats the point of bothering them just to make fun of em. like wtf. also emo kids dont call them selves emo, so if someone does theyre just looking for atention like FOB. Emo people hate being looked at so dont stare, also it's rude to stare.

"Why are you looking at that emo kid"
"Because I am a fag"
by Zachary Linehan September 20, 2006
Emo is a term currently used to refer to a subculture of young people (generally teenagers) who wear dark clothing and act in a melodramatic manner. They tend to wear tight clothes, which are usually black. Both male and females will complain about their lives and their families, even if there is really nothing wrong. They will often claim that their parents hate them, even if their parents are actually very caring. They tend to be immature, since their melodramatic demeanor is usually the teen manifestation of brattiness.

The easiest way to reverse this behavior is simply not to put up with it, and to point out their bratty attitude to them (see example 1). It is important to provide the emo kid with both reassurance (see example 2), and tough love (see example 3) It is also important that you ignore any attention-seeking behavior.

The biggest problem with emo kids is that they emulate kids with depression, which makes it harder for the kids with actual problems to get help.Many emo kids write suicide poems for the attention, and as a result it becomes harder to spot the kids who are actually contemplating suicide.
EMO KID: My life sucks. My mom hates me. She won't give me money for the movies.
FRIEND: Your mom gave you money yesterday. You spent it all at hot topic.

EMO KID: I knew it. You guys hate me. Everyone hates me.
FRIEND: We don't hate you. You're just being immature right now.

EMO KID: My teacher hates me. Look, she gave me an "F" on my test. It's just so unfair. I work so hard, and I still fail.
FRIEND: You failed the test because you didn't study, and because you only answered half the questions. Suck it up. Some people have actual learning disabilites. Like dislexia, the one that makes some letters appear BACKWARDS? Take responsibility for yourself.

EMO KID: My life sucks.
DEPRESSED KID: mine too.
EMO KID: My parents cut my allowance just because I got an F on my test. And they wouldn't buy me any eyeliner.
DEPRESSED KID: Nothing I do is fun anymore, I can't sleep, I keep getting headaches, I can't remember the last time I had fun, and my parents grounded me for a month because I "stole" my step-mom's mascara. When I told them how depressed I felt, they told me to stop being emo.
by SomeTeenager January 20, 2010
Usually 13-18 years of age, these courageous individuals constitute one of the few stable market segments in the current American economy. Fueled by a seemingly endless supply of their parents money (and the considerably less-endless amount they make working at the mall after school), these brave crusaders for capitalism will purchase damn near anything that's black, 80's pop culture themed, spiky, tight-fitting, or otherwise sold at Hot Topic. They're also some of the top consumers of mobile phone data plans in the nation.

Unfortunately this positive contribution to so many bottom lines makes it impractical to ship them all to a desert island until they grow out of it.
The emo kid's outfit cost $300, but somehow she still looked like shit.

Or
I wonder if emo kids will still buy $20 t-shirts when their mom stops paying their rent?
by int3rw3bz November 27, 2009
a typical result of overwhelming teenage angst, built up anger towards "the man", or some type of abuse. Emo kids can be classified by a random grouping of hairs (usually black or bleached blonde) over one eye, lots of random chains on their clothes, and very tight jeans. They usually cut themselves and look depressed, but don't feel bad, they're really just angry and bi-curious.
Tom- "Look at the emo kid over there in the corner!"
Robby- "Yeah he's such a douche bag!"
Tom- "No kidding! I bet he's bi-curious!"
by fuck_buddy05 November 19, 2009
Contrary to all the other definitions here, they ALL listen to emo music (hawthorne heights n shit), all put on emo clothes (their little sister's jeans type, u know), they dont look for other ppl's sympathy because they 'think' they're too cool to, they all have the same hair style (florence henderson hair, but covering half face), and all feel HAPPY when they lern to put on a perfect depressed face.

So, in short, they are all clones born of a stereotype of punk kid that was usually depressed.
they say they dont do what's popular, but they became emo kids cuz its whats hot for ppl their age, and they say they will kill theirselves if they want to, but point a gun in their face n they shit in their pants and beg for mercy...
by kamon842 April 15, 2009
those stupid but hullarious to watch kids that go around in tight ass pants & stud belts &black converse & the straightened swoop bangs w/ black or verry dark hair that talk about how much they hate their lives && about killing themselves even though we know, and so do they, that they will never have teh balls to do it. oh, and they commenly wear cheap stunnas from warped tour or hottopic & they can even be cought in hollister from time to time. Basicly, theyre teh biggest fucking posers on the planet.
an example of an emo convorsation between an emo kid its a girl && her non-emo bf:
emo bitch: FUCK THIS! i hate my life! im going to kill myself!
Bf: No, baby please dont!
Emo bitch: what the fuck do you care?
BF: I love you
E.B.: Bullshit!
BF: fine bitch, whatever blows your brains out. *hangs up fone*
E.B.: *cries*

*The End*

notice how the emo bitch doesnt auctualy do anythign but cry and cuss.
by EyeFuckingHateEmoKids December 01, 2008

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