Emo began as a music style in the '90's, and has become associated with bands like My Chemical Romance, Fallout Boy etc. It became a style that mostly (NOT ALWAYS) focuses on the vintage-look (retro brand names etc). Being emo myself, you're all gonna think 'OMG IT'S AN EMO, SHE'S, LIKE, GONNA BE, LIKE, OMGWTFBBQ MY LIFE SUCKS EMO'S RULE THEY'RE SO HARDCORE OMG LMAO' or something like that. (I'm not taking the mick out of anyone, I swear. Sorry if I offended someone.) I'm not depressed all the time, I'm not always writing dark poems about life, and I'm not anorexically skinny (I laugh about that).
Why is emo associated with self-harm? Just because some people decided that any depressing self-destruction music MUST be emo?
Emos are usually, as far as I know, into the retro emo bands that began the emo craze, and the more modern bands like Panic! @ The Disco etc. The most common feature of emo is the hair with a side-parting. The bangs are NOT always covering one eye, NOT always dark, NOT always straight, NOT always shaggy for boys and NOT always short for girls.
The thing I've noticed that made me laugh about people's descriptions for emo boys was that they all wear trousers fitted for girls. WHAT A CROCK. I've never seen an emo boy dressed in trousers that are fit for girls. It would look a bit dumb, I mean, with the hips and all. So what if the trousers might be tight? It doesn't mean they're for girls! SERIOUSLY STRANGE. But if there is an emo boy who wears girls trousers, SORRY.
Another big thing for emo is the gloves/bracelettes and scraves. NOT everyone wears them but it's pretty common, from what I've seen.
I AM NOT AN EXPERT. This is my opinion and it's not always right! Emo is a fashion sense that may have stereotypes but not all emos follow them. Who can tell me they know EXACTLY what the emo fashion is? Anyone? I don't think even emos can really tell me.
Him: Everyone says I'm not emo because my hair isn't an emo hairstyle
Her: Stereotypes are fun, lets point and laugh
*Him and Her both point and laugh at the steroetypes dancing on the ceiling as emo music plays some place random in the background*
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