Top Ten False Emo Stereotypes

The Top Ten

1 They Self Harm

We don't do that. Some might because it let's out pain we feel but not all. I don't do that. I may be hiding certain feelings but I don't cut.

People who are depressed self harm. Being emo has nothing to do with it.

For sure not everyone does, there are some that do, like me. But not all of us. Some of us are actually fairly happy!

Be yourself unless you can be a borderline emo rocker girl...

2 They Become Emo for Attention

Honestly, as a closeted emo, attention has always been the last thing in the world that I wanted. I spent pretty much all 4 years of high school dodging people and keeping to myself, save my 2-3 friends

I'm emo and attention is the opposite of what I want.

Most emos don't want much attention

*cough* attention is the worst *cough cough*

3 Emos Have Fake Cut Marks

Why? Just...why? This is literally so stupid why would you pretend to hurt yourself if you don't?

I have no idea where this came from but not true.


Um, no

4 They Whine a Lot

Is this where #2 came from? Because niether are true. I either bottle it up or ignore it because I feel like no one wants to listen about my dumb problems

I keep my feelings hidden most of the time and hate to talk about them

Well a lot of them do.

We just want someone to listen to us. And then when yall want us to talk we don't because yall never wanted to hear it so then you call us mute...

5 They Are Depressed

Everyone gets depressed at some point in their lives, not just emo's.

You don't know what they live to at home..
Although sometimes it's a cry for help, it just could be attention seeking. Everybody wants to be heard, to be seen.
So just think before you say certain things..

This is true, I am very depressed

Again, not everyone is like me

6 The Poetry Is Bad

Poetry is overrated. The only good poetry is in rap music. Emo poetry is the worst.

Clearly people never once read emo poetry

People say my poems are good by I think everything I do is trash.

Whoa awesome poem. I write poems.

7 Emo Songs Are Bad

I swear blood on the dance floor and brokencyde are crunkcore not emo

Their songs are so whiny and all the singers sound like the same teenage boys who just broke up and are probably recording it on 3 vodkas and whining some more.

Pop and rap songs are ten times worse than emo music. Pop/rap songs nowadays are always so dirty and stupid. Also, a lot of emo songs are pretty damn awesome (Welcome To The Black Parade, Wake Me Up When Septemper Ends, Bring Me To LIfe, etc.).

I will force anyone who says this to listen to Panic! and Green Day, I swear to GODDD-

8 Emos Wear Their Mom's Makeup

Where did this come from? I don't often wear makeup, but when I do, it's black and amazing.

Never wear makeup

My mom doesn't even HAVE makeup like eyeliner so explain

Lol this is just a bad insult

9 All Emos Are Gay

I feel like only homophobes say this because NOT EVERY TYPE OF PERSON IS GAY OR STRAIGHT that's just homophobic

That's ridiculous. Not every emo is gay. There's also nothing wrong with being gay. At all.

This is so dumb.yes, there are emo's who are gay but its not because they're emo its just who they are

This is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard! I'm a girl emo and I'm man hungry! It's just totally obscene and ignorant, it's almost laughable!

10 They Have Every My Chemical Romance Song On Their Phone

First of all the music you listen to is pop-punk not emo (not saying My Chemical Romance isn't great). If you actually like the emo genre you would know emo is generally a very slow yet ruff unorthodox style of music often utilizing odd time signatures. Bands you would listen to would be Sunny Day Real Estate, American Football, and Christie Front Drive.

They use odd times signatures horribly, if you want good odd time signatures check out the classic rock genre and/or deep tracks from the 60's and 70's. Heck even hippie music. - Stalin

Literally, my Spotify playlist consists of mostly My Chemical Romance this is like 100% true for me

My Chemical Romance Sucks To Be Honest.

Wow I follow at least 40% of these stereotypes sorry.

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11 There Wear Black Clothing In 90 Degree Weather

Black is a good color and fits me well so I wear it regardless of the weather.

Hasn't everyone at some point?

Yeah maybe but black shorts and T-shirts exist. So what? Who honestly cares?

A lot of em do though, not all.. but not all emos wear all black all the time anyways so what's the point of this item?

12 Have Spiky Hair

That's more punk. Most emos (the ones I know and seen anyways) have either straight hair or scene hair

I have straight blue hair

I just have my regular hair, not dyed at all. The last time I've had permanent hair dye was the 6th grade.

Nah its usually straight and black and covers one eye.

13 Their Hair Covers One Of Their Eyes

...This one is kinda true... I mainly have it that way because I can barely see 9ut of my right eye

My hair covers both my res and I'm not emo cause my hair is dreadlocks.

I guess this is kinda true but eh

Sometimes both lol.

14 Have Fall Out Boy Clothing

Kinda want this some... who doesn't like Fall Out Boy?

*throws FOB shirt out window* totally a stereotype.

Real emos prefer My Chemical Romance. Just saying.

I don't have a FOB shirt nor do I listen to Fall Out Boy.

15 They Only Listen to Emo

Some emos (usually the younger ones) are really annoying about this. But at least for me, I've always liked at least one song from every genre. It's always good to take music with a grain of salt- if it's all the same then it'll eventually lose its charm.

I listen to a little bit of emo.

And what's wrong with that? Emo songs have a very deep message most of the time, not like you normal people who listen to songs about going to da club and getting laid and flexing. Bruh.

We listen to other music too. I actually really like classic music.

You can't just say "classic music" do you mean Classical, classic rock, classic opera, literally any subgenre of classic rock from the 60's and 70's?

16 Emos Worship The Devil

HA! NOPE. Some of us are religious, and some of us are atheists ((because, let's be real, all you need to be a good person is Harry Potter)) but NONE OF US ARE SATANISTS. We look different, we listen to different music, we enjoy different pastimes. But just because we don't fit into society, or we don't look "normal", or most of us wear a lot of black, DOES NOT mean that we are all part of some evil devilish occult. *drops mic*

This is so stupid and untrue! I constantly have to put up with people at school calling me Satan and holding up crosses. It really pisses me off. I understand that some people who are emo may be Devil worshippers and that's completely their choice.

Only Patrick Stump and Gerard Way

I only sacrifice goats that's it

17 It's Self Pitying

How is it self pitying

What? Being emo? lol its not

Not true!?

18 Draw On Themselves

Drawing on yourself? Lmao noobs I went extreme and tatted myself.

It's fun. I just go to the dollar store and buy washables because it can be easy to wash off if you just want to doodle. (I'm not emo by the way)

Its fun to draw on your self

Everyone does that in my class.

19 It's an Imitation of Goth

Goth is actually a culture with its own alphabet. Easier than the Latin ABC too, hence both the original one and the one we follow nowadays. P.S when it comes to the subculture of being Goth is it NOT about stuff like how much of dark clothing you wear that matters. One person may look Goth, or even Emo or whatever but what if it has a persona pretty much like quite the opposite?

Goth I'm guessing came from gothic art.

They seem very similar.

They both came from punk.

20 Shops at Hot Topic

Hot topic is the best and better than your name brands preps

Hot Topic doesn't exist in every country.

This isn’t a stereotype. This is a fact.

I’d rather shop at Gucci or Luis Vuitton fam, oh wait I’m not emo GaH o_O

21 An Emo Hates Pop

I am emo and I like some not all but some pop.

I listen to only some pop then the rest emo.

I don't hate pop. I hate rap

There's some pop I like

22 Whine About Their Sad Life

True, there are so many idiotic blog posts about emos whining.

You don't know what they've been through. I saw my mother beaten over the head with a hammer, by my stepfather, who actually came after me with it. There's a kid at school who thinks his the funniest thing in the world. They mock me for being scared of hammers and for being fascinated with death. what?

Most Emos don't want to talk about their feelings.

You don't know what happens at their house

23 Don't Care About Education

Lmao tell that to my $25,000 in student loans. Emos can get degrees, too

I don't like school because of the people in it, not because I don't care about my education. I actually care a lot.

I'm emo and I love school and learning

I care about education, I may not like history, but I love most of my classes.

24 They Watch Dan and Phil

I don't watch Dan and Phil.

Who's Dan and Phil? Genuinely curious

Dan and Pill is garbage.

I didn't know about DnP until a couple of years ago to be honest

25 Get In Trouble On Purpose

*Face palm* Really? We don't like attention on us. I get a panic attack when I get in trouble

I get in trouble, but not on purpose.

We hate attention! Why would we?

Not true.

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