Top Ten Dumbest Goth Stereotypes

Even though I'm not goth, I have a lot of respect for them and think they are a really cool subculture and a lot of the stereotypes aren't true.

The Top Ten

1 They are Satan worshipers

I am a Christian! Just because I dress in mostly all black and act a little different and, to some people, weird, doesn't mean I'm a terrible person who worships Satan. I believe in God and that He loves me and saves me FROM Satan.

I am a Christian! Just because I wear black and act differently doesn't mean I'm a terrible person who worships Satan! I believe in God and that that he loves and saves me! I absolutely hate this stereotype!

I am a Christian! I hate it when people think I'm a bad person or that I worship Satan because of how I act and look! I believe in God and that he loves me and saves me FROM satan!

As a Christian, I do not believe this. I, in fact, know that Goth Christians exist. - SoongeBill

2 Goth is just a faze kids go through

The other people who voted this have the right idea, but they're still wrong to an extent. Goth CAN be a phase for some people, but for others, they're just into goth rock, deathrock, darkwave, etc because they are, and they have no problem basing their fashion around it either. Goth itself is not a lifestyle, but a subculture. If anything, "gothic" would be the lifestyle, not "goth".
And lastly, the only components of the subculture are music, fashion and arguably, aesthetic. Meaning literature, art, and film have no place and aren't what make you goth; they're separate from the subculture. Gothic is a style and is completely different from the 80s post punk scene.

I hate it when different people say that "Goth is a phase". Um. No it's not. Goth is a lifestyle. If you don't know anything about the Gothic Subculture and you say that "it's a phase", might as well have a Goth to teach you about the Gothic Subculture.

If goth was just a faze, why is gothic architecture often treasured in countries, why are gothic poets often praised, and why is goth so awesome?

Far from true

3 Goths, emos, punks, scenes are the same thing

Goths, Emos, Punks, and Scenes are NOT the same thing (well, except Emos and Scenes are the same thing, but the difference between them are that Emos are depressed and Scenes are too happy). Goths came out of the Punk Subculture and Goths have different music genres like Post-Punk, Goth Rock, Goth Metal, and Symphonic Goth Metal. Punks have their own Subculture where they listen to all Punk genre music. Emos listens to Post-Hardcore, Emo, and Screamo. I can go all day on the differences.

4 They are all suicidal and cutters

HECK NO! Some might have but all I know, including myself, don't.

I tried to kill myself and no one knows

5 They hate everything

I know someone who is a goth and she loves puppies, rainbows, unicorns, kittens, unipugs and fluffy horses wearing plastic unicorn hats dancing on rainbows!

No! I love my family. I love my friends. There are few things I actually hate, but I do hate all of these stereotypes!

They just have a great ability to seek out the bad in people so they are more selective then the average person.

Why would you hate everything as a goth? I don't get it.

6 They are mentally unstable
7 They are obsessed with death

Um no. Just no. I'm no Goth myself but just because they look all dark inside doesn't mean they go suicidal.

8 They do drugs

This is a stereotype that follows most groups that don't look like athletes or popular girls.

The goth subculture has nothing to do with drugs, although it is dark, its also artistic

9 They only like goths

It's a subculture, not a secret society guys -_-

10 They are loners

It is true for some people but it is a good thing believe me.

True for some. Like me.

They are geiy and homo

The Contenders

11 They like kinky things

Why are we singled out on this, pretty much everyone is!

12 They are weird

Not everyone in your life is gonna be that popular prep you dream to be. Honestly, I think goths are cool, and whatever you are, do you.

Just because we're different from most people, doesn't mean we're weird.

They are not weird. They are dark, but not weird.

13 They only like the dark side

In ways, this can be true for some. But I actually like the dark because it's calm, quiet, and comforting, not crazy, loud, and bright. Is that wrong? No.

14 They're always grumpy and sad

Only with the seizures.

No .Emos are like that.

15 They shop in Hot Topic

Hot Topic doesn't exist in every country.

16 They are all Wiccans

Wicca is a religion, Wiccans are as worthy as Christians or Buddhists or Unitarian Universalists, and not all goths are Wiccan.

17 They only listen to rock music
18 They only wear black

Actually no, some goths do wear other colours, most of the time they will always mix with other colours and black for their fashion.

Not only black my friend

19 They like Emily the Strange
20 They won't get a "normal" job

Is lifeguarding a 'normal' job? Because a lot of people are surprised when I say I am.

Maybe I don't like "normal" jobs

21 They only hang out with other goths

I can't hang out with other goths because I don't know where they are.

I have so many friends who aren't goth and I am. So what?!

22 They had a goth friend to influence them to become goth

I mainly only had internet influences and my sister. But no, not friends.

I knew no one goth when I was turning goth, but everyone says I'm this way because I 'fell into the wrong crowd'

23 They are sociopaths

False. It’s a dumb stereotype

24 They are homicidal
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