06 April 2008

Things That Sound Made Up


When I first read about this in Time, I had to scroll up and look at the date to make sure it wasn't an April Fool's joke. It just doesn't sound real. But it is.

There are apparently anti-emo riots going on in Mexico.

Yeah. Emo.

Rockabilly kids and metalheads and cholos have been ganging up to beat the crap out of sissy eyeliner wearing emo kids. Like, hundreds of people chasing down four or five sensitive teenagers. And beating them up. And recording it on their cell phone cameras.

Don't believe me? Here's another article about it from Wired. I don't know whether to be concerned that kids are getting beaten up just for their taste in music...but...

I mean...

They're emo kids.

8 comments:

pistols at dawn said...

Wow. Don't these thugs know that these beatings will just inspire 1,000,000 more bands to write annoying songs?

I gotta see if any ex-Get Up Kids or guys from Knapsack are ready to start a band with me to cash the eff in on this.

Renaissance Woman said...

People are so crazy! I can't imagine who is brings other people pleasure to beat-up others who are different. And Emo's are all about non-violence against other! Ugh

The Ambiguous Blob said...

I don't understand this even one little bit.
Have we heard anything from the people doing the beatings? What's the motivation?

The Idea Of Progress said...

A.B.: I'm guessing they hate emo even more than I do.

Blowing Shit Up With Gas said...

Just once, I'd like to hear some Mexican emo.

Grant Miller said...

Cholos? For real?

Wow.

Johnny Yen said...

I'll bet that being oppressed makes them feel even more Emo, and run home and listen to even more Morrissey.

Whiskeymarie said...

I get it. Why, I almost beat one up myself yesterday in line for coffee.
Seriously.
I did.
Damn Emo kids and their "iced-but-not-too-much-ice-coffee-with-3/4 pump of hazelnut syrup-skim-and two packets of splenda-coffee please"