Top Ten False Emo Stereotypes

The Top Ten False Emo Stereotypes

1 They Self Harm

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

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. - Catlover2004

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

2 They Become Emo for Attention

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

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? - LesbianPotato48

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


Um, no - ThatEmoLoner

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

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.

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

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 - ThatEmoLoner

6 The Poetry Is Bad

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

Clearly people never once read emo poetry - RustyNail

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

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. - 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.).

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 - LesbianPotato48

Lol this is just a bad insult - xEliHbkx

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 - 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

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

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

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

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

My Chemical Romance Sucks To Be Honest. - AlphaQ

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

The Newcomers

? They swear a lot

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 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. - AlphaQ

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 - Fox707

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

I guess this is kinda true but eh

Sometimes both lol. - AlphaQ

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. - Straydogsick

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

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

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. - KilljoyWithAPen

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

Only Patrick Stump and Gerard Way

17 It's Self Pitying

How is it self pitying

What? Being emo? lol its not - LesbianPotato48

Not true!?

18 Draw On Themselves

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

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) - SansTheComic

Its fun to draw on your self

Everyone does that in my class. - mistyglow

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. - AlphaQ

They both came from punk. - XxembermasterxX

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 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 - LesbianPotato48

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

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?

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

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

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. - ThatEmoLoner

I'm emo and I love school and learning

24 They 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

I mean, Ok do, but not all emo people do watch Dan and Phil. I didn't even know about DnP until my friend told me

I don't watch Dan and Phil.

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 - Fox707

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

We hate attention! Why would we? - LesbianPotato48

Not true.

26 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

This is very true anyone who says otherwise is lying

Nope, not at all. The G-Note joke is annoying as hell. It ruined Welcome To The Black Parade for me, it's overrated, and everybody flips out when there isn't a warning about an upcoming G-Note. - Catacorn

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

27 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

28 They Cut for Attention

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

Cut once. Sent to psych ward. Hid it after that

That is a very dark stereotype.

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

That the point of being Emo

Life good dead bad - AlphaQ

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

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

Not true have my friends are "scene"

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

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

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

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.

Legit, we're all paper

That's not true at all - ThatEmoLoner

37 They are Bisexual

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

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

100 percent gay

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 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.

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

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

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

I don't have a tumblr so yeah - LesbianPotato48

Tumblr sucks!

44 Emos Only Wanna Date Other Emos

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

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

My boyfriend is a total theatre kid.

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

I tried when I was like 6 - LesbianPotato48

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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