Top Ten False Emo Stereotypes


The Top Ten

1 They Self Harm

That is a very mean stereotype.

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

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

Not everyone is like me ok. - LesbianPotato48

2 They Become Emo for Attention

I became emo so people wouldn't talk to me lol - LesbianPotato48

We don't want attention... Why do you think we're like this in the first place - Fox707

No one of us search for attention

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

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? - LesbianPotato48

This is literallly the complete opposite of #1 lmao hahaa - AlphaQ

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


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 - LesbianPotato48

I keep my feelings hidden most of the time and hate to talk about them - Fox707

Well a lot of them do. - DarkBoi-X

Help me in doing stuff D:

5 They Are Depressed

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

Again, not everyone is like me - LesbianPotato48

Because most of them(Not all but a overwhelming majority) often FAKE depression or Anxiety. - DarkBoi-X

Not entirely true. The emos I know are some of the most bubbly, fun loving people I know.

6 The Poetry Is Bad

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

Emo poetry is the best so maybe there jelous - LesbianPotato48

We have amazing poetry - Fox707

Clearly people never once read emo poetry - RustyNail

7 Emo Songs Are Bad

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. - AlphaQ

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.).

The pop songs are always dirty and perverted and stupid so I don't know what your talking about to be honest - LesbianPotato48

My fellow Emos, we have to FBI break into these peoples homes and set their stereos to only play Green Day and My Chemical Romance until they learn their lesson.

I'll break into your house and set your stereos to only play Chief Kerf and Submarine Man. - AlphaQ

8 Emos Wear Their Mom's Makeup

My mom doesn't even HAVE makeup like eyeliner so explain - LesbianPotato48

This just hurts

Lol this is just a bad insult - xEliHbkx

I buy my own makeup - Fox707

9 All Emos Are Gay

Who the hell made this up? - Soulstealer

I feel like only homophobes say this because NOT EVERY TYPE OF PERSON IS GAY OR STRAIGHT that's just homophobic - LesbianPotato48

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

Are they heck

10 They Have Every My Chemical Romance Song On Their Phone

Well- i- uh some of us might not but I sure do ngl.

Why is this on the false page? - LesbianPotato48

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

This is a fact... but ill let it slide - xEliHbkx


The Contenders

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.

Yeah maybe but black shorts and T-shirts exist. So what? Who honestly cares? - LesbianPotato48

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? - xEliHbkx

My closet is full of black, what else am I supposed to wear? Also, plenty of people do this anyways - Fox707

12 Have Spiky Hair

That's more punk. Most emos (the ones I know and seen anyways) have either straight hair or scene hair - LesbianPotato48

I have straight black hair - Fox707

I have standard hair

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

13 Their Hair Covers One Of Their Eyes

I just need to cut my bangs ok. - LesbianPotato48

...This one is kinda true... I mainly have it that way because I can barely see 9ut of my right eye - Fox707

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

Sometimes both lol. - AlphaQ

14 Have Fall Out Boy Clothing

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

I just listen to FOB I don't bye merch lmao - LesbianPotato48

Well, Fall Out Boy is the best. - mistyglow

*throws FOB shirt out window* totally a stereotype. - Straydogsick

15 They Only Listen to 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. - LesbianPotato48

We listen to other music too. I actually really like classic music. - Fox707

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? - Stalin

I listen to a little bit of emo. - Croy987

I listen to death metal,different kinds of rock, punk, and black metal. - ThatEmoLoner

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16 Emos Worship The Devil

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. - KilljoyWithAPen

I'm an athesist! Who the crap thinks this bs! - LesbianPotato48

Well some of us could be religious or just atheist... I'm personally pagan sooo yeah - Fox707

This is a weird list... - mistyglow

17 It's Self Pitying

What? Being emo? lol its not - LesbianPotato48

Not true!?

How is it self pitying

18 Draw On Themselves

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

Litterally I don't know who doesn't do this in my school - LesbianPotato48

Who doesn't? - Fox707

Everyone does that in my class. - mistyglow

19 It's an Imitation of Goth

They both came from punk. - XxembermasterxX

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. - AlphaQ

20 Shops at Hot Topic

Hot topic is the best and better than your name brands preps - LesbianPotato48

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 - AlphaQ

21 An Emo Hates Pop

I don't hate pop after 2013

I don't hate pop. I hate rap - LesbianPotato48

Pop after 2014 sucks. I don't know if 2020s pop will be better.

There's some pop I like - Fox707

22 Whine About Their Sad Life

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

This was like #4 so no - LesbianPotato48

Some of us personally don't like sharing our feelings unless it's with our close friends - Fox707

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?

23 Don't Care About Education

I care about education, I may not like history, but I love most of my classes. - Fox707

I care about it. I do my homework and stuff. I just don't have a socail life. Those bratty cheerlearders (gag) probably care less about there grades that I do. - LesbianPotato48

That's not true.

I’m emo-ish and I care about my education

24 Once They Hear the "G Note", Every Emo Cries

I'm physically unable to cry (i'm not joking) so its like a stabbing feeling. - LesbianPotato48

To be honest, I don't really like the G note for some reason. - Hades_Child_Necromancer

I just start to sing along and sometimes jump because the volume is up so loud - Straydogsick

This is very true anyone who says otherwise is lying

25 Hate Pink

I don't hate pink I just don't wear it - LesbianPotato48

I like pink.

I hate pink just because I don’t like it

26 They Watch Dan and Phil

Dan and Pill is garbage. - AlphaQ

I don't watch Dan and Phil.

I didn't know about DnP until a couple of years ago to be honest - Fox707

I started watching D+P like 2 months ago (but before that I thought they were dating lmao) - LesbianPotato48

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27 Get In Trouble On Purpose

We hate attention! Why would we? - LesbianPotato48

*Face palm* Really? We don't like attention on us. I get a panic attack when I get in trouble - Fox707

I get in trouble, but not on purpose. - ThatEmoLoner


28 They Cut for Attention

That is a very dark stereotype.

I cut but not for attention lol. I have to hid it or else I will get sent to my therapist - LesbianPotato48

I’m pretty sure very few people cut for attention.

This is not true at all even people that aren’t one of us cut

29 Have Depression

Depression can be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, any traumatic event or genetics. Of course there are more ways that someone could have depression, just listening some that stick out to me

Uh depresion is genetic, so non emos have it, not all emos have it. - LesbianPotato48

Some non Emo's have depression.

Not all Emos have depression. It just the way they are

30 They Fake Depression for Their Personal Benefit

People don't fake depression. It's actually quite hard to considering there are many symptoms to depression that would make it very hard to fake, who wants to out time into that? People who you think are "faking depression" may actually have it and you should maybe try to be there for them. - Fox707

Uh you can't fake depresion. People with depresion often have feelings of worthlessness and therefore often don't take about it. And I have depresion and there are some very hard things to fake - LesbianPotato48

31 They Hate Life

Life good dead bad - AlphaQ

That the point of being Emo

I do - ThatEmoLoner

We don't hate life. If good things happen to us we would probably like life. But cheerleader sluts and cocky douchbags are always mocking us and making us hate life. - LesbianPotato48

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32 Emos Always Cry for No Reason

Emos don't always cry. And if I were to cry, it would be for a really good reason. I never cry and I'm emo - LesbianPotato48

This could be true for some, but not for all, you don't know what happens behind your backs

33 They Hate Scene Kids

In my opionon, emo style is kinda like scene style - LesbianPotato48

Not true have my friends are "scene"

34 They Act Just Like the Kids from South Park

The kids from south park swear a lot, and I hate swearing - LesbianPotato48

35 All Emos Become Transgender

Not true!

I have a trans and a non binary friend and I am NOTHING like them. I don't even know how this happend and why people think this but I know that I'm NOT TRANS - LesbianPotato48

OH GOD NO! Not all of us want to become or do become trans! My friends and plenty other emo people I've seen are not all trans not wanting to be. I'm personally nonbianry - Fox707

36 They are All White Kids

I'm pretty sure non-white peoples could pull of the style. So don't be racist - LesbianPotato48

Legit, we're all paper

Not trying to be rude, but if you're African American, it's a little hard to pull of the men style, hard but not impossible.

That's not true at all - ThatEmoLoner

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37 They are Bisexual

First its gay, now its bi. Make up your godamn minds! - LesbianPotato48

I'm bi but my friend whom are emo are not - Fox707

Not all of us are bi. I mean, some might be, but I'm not.

True for me here, but not all of us are bi

38 Emo is Emocore

Emocore is a style of music. Emos arn't emocore. - LesbianPotato48

Emocore (emotive hardcore) is the first wave of emo (in the 80s) which consists of band like rites of spring, embrace, and arguably cap'n jazz while it lead to emotive post-hardcore (in the 90s) which then became shortened to simply emo. Bands in this genre are, early jimmy eat world, mineral, and sunny day real estate. Later on in the 2000 people in the industry noticed a difference in the new wave of pop punk and 90s pop punk (My Chemical Romance vs offspring) so they called bands with this new pop punk style emo, needless to say this angered the existing emo community, and lead to a lot tension between the two groups.

The false stereotype should be "Emo is scene" or "Emo is pop punk"

Emocore is a music style from the 90s.
Emo is a subculture from the 2000s and 2010s.
I hate when I talk about emo bands and then people say that I should listen to Jimmy Eat World for a good emo band. They are emocore and not emo. - Martin_Canine

39 Emo Started in the 2000s

Well a giant emo wave is from the 2000s, and also this isn't a stereotype. - LesbianPotato48

Finally someone who knows their history. I feel like jack black in school of rock, trying to explain the history of this branch of rock to the ignorant masses.

Emo is a genre dating back to the 80s with rites of spring founding the genre.

40 My Chemical Romance is Emo

Gerard way actully said that the band was rock and roll, so this isn't true - LesbianPotato48

My Chemical Romance isn't emo when being compared to bands like Sunny Day Real Estate. - Catacorn

My Chemical Romance is pop punk. Emo is Sunny Day Real Estate, Braid, Empire Empiire, and mineral.
Listen to Sunny Day Real Estate (arguably the most important Emo band) and then listen to My Chemical romance, the two are nothing alike.

41 They Watch Anime

I had no idea this was a stereotype. It's hilarious. - random_emo

I don't watch anime. I'm like the only emo and non anime watcher I know - LesbianPotato48

I, like many emo kids, watch anime. But there are some who don't watch or like anime.

42 Have combat boots

I have combat boots but combat boots are so popular (I think) that plenty of non emos own some - LesbianPotato48

I use black Echoes. I've had combat boots but I Don't use them anymore so no.

I do but not all emos

43 Always on Tumblr

I don't have a tumblr so yeah - LesbianPotato48

Tumblr sucks!

Some of us don't even have a Tumblr account. I personally haven't been on Tumblr in 3 years - Fox707

44 Emos Only Wanna Date Other Emos

I do not find that true like we just wanna be loved god damn it!

I personally have never wanted to date another emo. I have more of the oppisites atract thing so I wouldn't date only an emo - LesbianPotato48

We like other people too. - Fox707

45 They Wear Only Eyeliner

After 47 retared statments and defending emos from them, not all emos wear makeup - LesbianPotato48

46 They Really Like Playing Hangman in the Bathroom

For some reason emos like playing hangman in thebathroom... it's weird and its happend 10 times

47 They Try to Run Away from Home

I tried when I was like 6 - LesbianPotato48

I mean I have, but not all of us have a bad enough home life to want to run away - Fox707

No... just no.

48 “black Like My Soul”

Not all emos say "like my soul" after saying or hearing the word black - LesbianPotato48

I don't know if emos are this open, but i
doubt they are

49 Emos are White Boys
50 They Like Playing Hangman in the Bathroom

Its weird I know but they just like it

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