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! - Meg21

It's a fashion choice not a religous choice

2 Goth is just a faze kids go through

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.

Far from true - blackflower

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? - ToptenPizza

Only in Coronation Street. Craig and Rosie.

3 They hate everything

No! I love my family. I love my friends. There are few things I actually hate, but I do hate all of these stereotypes! - Meg21

Why would you hate everything as a goth? I don't get it. - Userguy44

How? - ElSherlock


4 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.

TOTALLY NOT TRUE - Bean_Destroyer12

5 They are all suicidal and cutters

I tried to kill myself and no one knows

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

6 They do drugs

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

This is a stereotype that follows most groups that don't look like athletes or popular girls. - LizardKing99

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 are mentally unstable
9 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. - Meg21

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

10 They are loners

Joe mama

They are geiy and homo

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

True for some. Like me. - AnonymousChick

The Contenders

11 They only like goths

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

12 They like kinky things

Why are we singled out on this, pretty much everyone is! - Meg21

Haha well...

13 They're always grumpy and sad

Only with the seizures.

No .Emos are like that.

14 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. - Meg21

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

Not only black my friend

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

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

Maybe I don't like "normal" jobs

Is lifeguarding a 'normal' job? Because a lot of people are surprised when I say I am. - Meg21

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 knew no one goth when I was turning goth, but everyone says I'm this way because I 'fell into the wrong crowd' - Meg21

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

23 They are sociopaths

False. It’s a dumb stereotype

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