Anti-Emo Pogroms Sweep Across Mexico

I almost can’t even wrap my head around this, but apparently, kids hate emos. They hate them so much that they want to “kill them”. Another kid says: “We’ve never seen all the urban tribes unite against one single tribe before… Emos, their way of thinking is for crap, if you are so depressed please do us all a favour and kill yourselves!” What would Elliot Smith or Ian MacKaye say about all this?

Via BoingBoing:

“Brock Thiessen at Exclaim reports on the anti-emo backlash said to be sweeping through Mexico:

‘According to Daniel Hernandez, who’s been covering the anti-emo riots on his blog Intersections, the violence began March 7, when an estimated 800 young people poured into the Mexican city of Queretaro’s main plaza “hunting” for emo kids to pummel. Then the following weekend similar violence occurred in Mexico City at the Glorieta de Insurgents, a central gathering space for emos. Hernandez also reports that several anti-emo riots have now also spread to various other Mexican cities. Via the Austin American Statesmen, several postings on Mexican social-networking sites, primarily organising spot for these “emo hunts,” have been dug up and translated. One states: “I HATE EMOS!!! They are not even people, they are so stupid, they cry over meaningless things… My school is infested with them, I want to kill them all!”’

If that isn’t enough for you–check out the YouTube video..

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