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. - Catlover2004

Posers do, real emos don't - mmarce445

I do that. - ThatEmoLoner

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2 Emos Have Fake Cut Marks

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


Um, no - ThatEmoLoner


3 They Become Emo for Attention

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

Most emos don't want much attention

Most Emo kids are the ones who don't call themselves emos just so they WON'T attract attention

Emos just want a place to relax, not attention seeking. - MChkflaguard_Yt

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4 They Whine a Lot

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...

I wouldn't say we whine… - ThatEmoLoner

5 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


...riiggghhht. Some would live to get bullied by selfish bully's so they make fake wro g if u didn't get my sarcasm...(not hate in just agreeing that its not true.)

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6 There Wear Black Clothing In 90 Degree Weather

Hasn't everyone at some point? - HappyMouse111

If they do, like me, they will at least wear short sleeves.

I do that - ThatEmoLoner

True - mmarce445

7 They Are Depressed

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

This isn't true

8 The Poetry Is Bad

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

Whoa awesome poem. I write poems.

Amazon poetry!

Poetry is just so emo. He said, "Oh, the pain. The pain. It always rains. In my soul." 💀❤

9 Have Spiky Hair

I have straight blue hair

Nah its usually straight and black and covers one eye. - AlphaQ

I have pink, blue, and black hair. Straight


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10 Their Hair Covers One Of Their Eyes

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

No, but I do have side bangs and they get in my eyes a lot. - Catacorn

Sometimes both lol. - AlphaQ

Mine does that… - ThatEmoLoner

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The Contenders

11 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.

My Chemical Romance Sucks To Be Honest. - AlphaQ

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

What is that

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12 Emo Songs Are Bad

Ever seen Black Veil Bride music? It's SUPER inspirational "In the end as we fade into the night. Who will tell the story of your life and who will remember your last goodbye? 'Cause it's the end and I'm not afraid to die"

Listen to Black Veil Brides, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, etc

Yes it's awful. It's feels that they try to hard to sound depressing and just end up failing. - AlphaQ

Black veil brides is cringey

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13 All Emos Are Gay

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

I'm pretty sure there are straight emos - AlphaQ

Nope, I'm straight. - Catacorn

There are gay guy and girls in every stereotype or subculture. Not just emo. My sister dissed Andy Sixx (Black Veil Brides) because he looked like a girl. Leave Enos alone. We are no different than the everyday human just trying to get by. Sure we have different styles. How come they mostly pick on Enos and goths, but all the stupid preps are left alone?

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14 Have Fall Out Boy Clothing

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

Real emos prefer My Chemical Romance. Just saying.

I do... - ThatEmoLoner

15 They Only Listen to Emo

On my music playlist, it's only emo. - Catacorn

I listen to a little bit of emo. - Croy987

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

Yea... no... that's just dumb

16 Draw On Themselves

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

I do that when I'm pissed and I'm not an emo. - PrincessKiana

Its fun to draw on your self

I've tattooed myself and sort of regret it. - AlphaQ

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17 It's Self Pitying

How is it self pitying

18 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

Goths and Emos are totally different and Emos aren't imitating Goths whatsoever. Look, I'm a Goth and let me explain the differences really quick:

Goth is a Subculture with a mindset, history, music, fashion, literature, art, and movies. They started out in the year of 1979/1980. The music we Goths listen to are Post-Punk, Goth Rock, Deathrock, Batcave music, Gothic Metal, Symphonic Gothic Metal, Dark Cabaret, Dark wave, EBM, Classical Music, Ethereal Wave, New Wave (depending on what band), Synth-Pop (depending on what band), and Dream Pop (depending on what band).

Emo is a stereotype with music, fashion, and art.
They started out in the year of 1985. The music Emos listen to are Emo, Screamo, Post-Hardcore, Emotional Hardcore, Emocore, Hardcore Punk, Indie Rock, Pop Punk, Emo Pop, Melodic Hardcore, Emoviolence, and Melodic Emocore. (I have a friend that's Emo, so...)

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19 Whine About Their Sad Life

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?

You don't know what happens at their house

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

Screw you!

20 Get In Trouble On Purpose

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

Not true.


Once again SCREW YOU!

21 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*

That's hilarious - ThatEmoLoner

HA HA HA! that's so NOT TRUE!

22 They Cut for Attention

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

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

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

This is very true anyone who says otherwise is lying

I cry, don't know about others Emos - ThatEmoLoner

24 They are All White Kids

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


25 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

26 Emo is Emocore

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

27 Emo Started in the 2000s

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.

28 Emos Always Cry for No Reason
29 An Emo Hates Pop
30 They Hate Life

That the point of being Emo

I do - ThatEmoLoner

You only hear they're complaints. They say good things to. Maybe if school bitches and man whores soul leave us alone maybe instead of assuming about you'll actually know us.

31 Don't Care About Education

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

I'm emo and I certainly care about my education and getting into a good, or decent, college. Stop judging and maybe ask us a few questions first. 😒

32 My Chemical Romance is Emo

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.

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1. They Self Harm
2. They Become Emo for Attention
3. They Whine a Lot
1. Emos Wear Their Mom's Makeup
2. Emos Have Fake Cut Marks
3. There Wear Black Clothing In 90 Degree Weather


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