Reasons People Dislike Emos

Now not every emo person is like the things I'm about to list. Not every emo person acts the same, this is just the main things I've come across in emos. Some have it worse than others. Some really do have depression. Some are really nice people. And then there's the ones who are annoying, which are the ones I'm going to be talking about.

The Top Ten

1 Troubled and Proud I have a friend who is extremely proud of being emo. One day, she decided to be emo out of the blue, and started telling EVERYONE how emo she was. A year later, she's still going on about how depressed she is, even to the people how don't care at all. Her family is one of the richest in the town, and she doesn't have any problems with them. It's terrible, because she is very rude to some less fortunate kids at my school, even though they have much worse problems than her. I have never really cared about emos, but she has absolutely turned me against them.

Having problems is not something to be proud about! You don't brag about how you're depressed! When someone says something like "I need to tell you something. I cut myself" you don't respond with "oh yeah well I have depression, insomnia, cancer, etc". Somepeople who actually have problems have a really hard time dealing with it while you just brag on and on about how you get three more problems each day.

My friend was anorexic (she isn't anymore) but she didn't tell the world about it. Mainly because having problems is WHY emo people don't talk. She was really ashamed about it. There was this one girl who said she had leukemia after my friend told her she was anorexic. The girl went on and on about how "hard her life was" and how she "hated living and wanted to kill herself". If you have a problem, talk to a counselor or doctor about it, NOT Facebook.

That's true, but they should look for emotional help from friends, even if online. - iiKyodaiKickz

I'm proud to be a miserable lil bitch WAH WAHH - AlphaQ

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2 They Say Their Life Sucks Then They Cut Themselves to Make It Worse

True true. Some people have legit reasons to cut though it ain't the answer others they just try to do it to make life worse or as an excuse for attention I've met people like that they are good people it's just what they do is messed up.

Kids be killing animals these days the animal said are suffering yet these people are doing this because they got rejected even though ain't Nobody told them to confess

Life is gift from God, and you're downing it? That's just like someone gives you a gift for Christmas and you give it back to them next year. Seriously geez, you're sensitive, be stronger.

"Remember kids: it's down the block, not across the street! " - BlueTopazIceVanilla

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3 They Say They Like "Metal" But the Bands They Like Aren't.

Yup. This one all the way. Pierce the Veil is not metal. It's a castrated sheep bleating. Just because there's instrumentals, doesn't make a band metal. They are also so hateful of others in their own genre fandoms. Twenty One Pilots, for example. They hate on the popular songs by their favorite bands until their bands literally hate their own music! How is that being a good community?

I totally agree. I used to think black veil brides was metal they they're so absolutely not. I'm in the middle of emo and goth, but I've definitely grown to know what eat and fake metal is. I suggest doing full research before calling a band metal when it's not and making a fool of yourself.

I agree with this. I listen to a lot of kinda Alternative Rock and people in my school call me emo because there is some screaming in my music

I have to agree here, even though I know that music I like ISN'T metal. My sister likes Metal, so I know what it is and I can tell the difference, emo music and metal is different. - Fall_Out_Nikki

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4 Self diagnosing

I self diagnosed with depression in fifth grade mainly because 1. I wanted to die 2. I could barely function I was so sad all the time 3. I hated everything about myself. I really didn't want to self diagnose because I wanted real help from a professional. However, I had to in order to try to explain to my friends why I couldn't bare to get out of bed in the morning. Thankfully, my parents found out how horrific my self harm was. After they found out, I asked for a therapist and I got one one year later. The therapist diagnosed me with depression imminently. I am so so thankful that my friends told my parents.

"I have a severe case of depression", "I have insomnia", "I am insane", "I have schizophrenia".
Me: "Well, was things diagnosed by your doctor? "
Person; "No, I just know."

Not to be a stupid braggy emo who loves the fact that they have problems, (which I don't) But I don't need a piece of paper to tell me what I already know. I know that I had depression and I don't need a doctor to tell me that. - AnonymousChick

Self diagnosis is absolutely pointless. - Swellow

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5 Trying Too Hard to Be Random

You see, some people don't really know what they want. Because if emos who are acting like they're something else would say that they are emos everyone would judge them. And if they are acting like nerds you think that it's annoying then what would you say if they tell you who they are? Of course, they would look annoying too, just because of depression they have. Just stop. Because there are a lot of emos, some of them are just people who wants to look cool, and there's some who really needs help and support. I'm on the other hand hate that I'm emo. Because there's nothing good in that. Just you, your depression and music. So stop saying that ALL emos are annoying or just acting cool because it's not true. Sorry I just want you all to understand what I mean..

Those emo people who also look kind of scene. They are trying their best to be "random" or "nerdy" when they are really just annoying. Yelling in stores then getting angry when you've been kicked out, hugging strangers from behind, quoting GIR when you haven't seen what show he's from, etc. Is not funny. It's annoying.

This is a bit more of a scene thing rather than emo. Scene people are basically rave girls who trip out on ecstasy. They're the more hyper version of an emo. Emo are basically watered down goths. Emo hate themselves, goths hate society.

poo - AlphaQ

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6 They Are Obsessed With Anime

Not all emos like anime... I mean... I do, but I'm not obsessed...but not all emos like it

Eh I like anime, not obsessed, but then again, I'm not emo either - kuzelj90

Hmm... I may hate being emo, and don't care about emos themselves, but I think that this reason is too stupid to hate them.

I actually hate anime with my whole heart, I prefer Sci-Fi - Fall_Out_Nikki

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7 Many posers

I think the posers are just wrecking the emo image all together - ToptenPizza

I know plenty of people who are emo, and they don't do any of the things on this list.

The thing about this though, is people misdefine emo. Emo literally is short for emotional, so if you have someone who has strong emotions, are they emo?

I know some, they disgust me... - EliHbk

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8 "I Can Do What I Want, Cause I'm Emo"

I'm reading comments about people telling emos to go kill themselves but not all emos are like this! I am an emo myself but I don't go around bragging that I hate the world or that I have huge problems... Not all emos are bad and boastful. I have some friends who are also emo and they don't do this either. I mean sure, some people boast about being an emo and they may act like an a-hole but that doesn't mean they speak for the entire emo population.

This is the worst trait of emos I think. Being "emo" does not excuse acting like a total a-hole.

Huh you just insulted me in the line of the fair? That's neat, your reason? Cause you're emo? HOW ABOUT YOU TAKE OFF ALL THAT EYELINER AND GO F YOURSELF!

I can mastubate cause me emo - AlphaQ

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9 They always talk suicide

It's pretty pessimistic to talk about that, it's fine if you wanna disagree with me but I'm just saying...wanna talk about poop - AlphaQ

Like it's going to make me care more lol

This isn't emo... this is madness

I actually talk about dogs... - Fall_Out_Nikki

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10 Get Butthurt Over Small Things

It's true that some people get easily offended but once (I don't even 'identify' as emo) but someone told me that it would be better if I just killed myself and I don't even talk about wanting to die. I just like to listen to music a lot and wear dark colors. So naturally, I had a friend who killed himself and so it really hurt to see people say stuff like this. When I tried confronting them about it, he asked me if I was on my period and said that I was overreacting. But yeah some people do say stuff like that to get attention and it's awful

I think this is more of a personality issue rather then the whole fact that they're Emo. Then again my emo friend got super pissed at me and ignored me for a whole day when I asked what I had even done to deserve it.

Well pretty much if you call someone emo ugly or fat right away they will get butthurt and sad just to get attention.

Actually conversation Me: Y u sad
Emo: I'm depressed cause someone called me dummy 9 years ago
Me: Dude I got shot in the butt with a real gun in 2014 and I'm not even sad. - AlphaQ

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The Contenders

11 Compliment Fisherman

This happens with other styles but I've seen it more with emos. Passing a picture of themselves around at a party while saying "Don't I look terrible? ", mentioning how ugly they are around a group of people, I've seen it before. They want people to give them compliments and for people to be worried about them. The more people worry the more emo they think I am right? No!

True, true. But I feel like everyone does this, it's not fair to say that it's only emos.

That isn't only emos. I know so many people who aren't emo who do this all of the time.

What? What did fish ever do to you?!

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12 Depressed stereotypes

These people really get on my nerves. I know that some of them are genuinely depressed but a lot of them try to act depressed, either faking depression symptoms from what many search on webmd. Same with other mental illnesses like schizophrenia. I knew some emos who tried to act insane and depressed at the same time and yes their history said webmd, wikipedia and mayo clinic. Some people genuinely have these said illnesses (myself not include) but just watching those people suffer and not complain really tear me up. They did nothing wrong and get all the bad stuff thrown at them. They don't cry or cut themselves, they actually have the balls to deal with whatever problem they have and try to function in society. Many emos (not all) do it for attention and it's kind of stereotyping people who are really mentally ill.

This is so annoying because they think they're depressed just because they like cried once like no they're not depressed and if they were they wouldn't want to tell everyone about it they need to realise that it's an actual disease not something to decide u have because sometimes your upset

They think the world revolves around them, they FEED on attention, they torture god by hurting themselves. All they need is a kawaii bear hug from people who don't think they're "insane".

Agreed. those people are just annoying. there's quite a few of them were I live.

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13 Gives a Bad Name to -Insert Band-

I once saw someone say blink 182 was emo. They are literally everything but emo. Since when has not wanting to grow up had anything to do with embracing the darkness. And don't even get me started on how these emos have put their horrible brand on panic at the disco. It's got to a point where members from these bands have actually come out and said they are not emo and hate the label. I feel disgusted that these people are members of our society.

I hate these kids. I call myself emo, and by my definition of emo = emotional, or reacts with strong emotions, I am. But since I like EDM and Club and Hip-Hop I'm suddenly not emo? (And I'm also apparently a kandi kid because I wear like 2 bracelets lol.) I listen to things like Ghost Town, which I think is just hard pop. Same thing with Bring Me The Horizon.

Some girl at my school who claims to be an emo feminist gender fluid actually branded Muse (my favorite band) as emo... like stop right there kiddo. - stromaemaestro

A7X, BMTH, BVB, Falling In Reverse, Bullet For My Valentine, etc. etc. - EliHbk

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14 They're Utter Hypocrites

There's this dumb kid who doesn't look emo, but claims he is. He was dumbass jerk to me that made fun of people below him. Then he ended up feeling emotionally sad and couldn't figure it out why no one liked him.

You're generalizing everything, just because you know one emo who does this one thing or responds this one way to something doesn't mean they're all the same.

They tried to do sad things to me

Yah but you do the same if I said somthing bad about your music you would get mad and you would say somthing bad about my music

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15 "OMG Don't Look at Me Like That"

This is a real thing though. People do this to me all the time. When I'm on the street and stuff these people always stare and sometimes make bad comments it makes me so mad but then I don't think you should overreact and use this to get more attention. I just settle for the good old sideways glare, at least I feel like I've done something about it. :/

This has happened so many times. Expect people to stare, laugh, point, etc when you're walking around looking like Marlyn Manson played dress up with a corpse. That was a little harsh but you choose how you dress, which is great be yourself, so if you choose to wear a sign that says "give me attention" don't get mad when it's not the attention you wanted.

Exactly. How do you expect people NOT to look at you when you wear rather... Interesting... Clothes. Like, your clothes literally scream "LOOK AT ME"

You forgot the "Rawr " at the end - EliHbk

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16 They Complain About the "Popular Kids"

I mean yeah, the "popular kids" are rude sometimes, but I have "popular" friends. Besides, what even makes people popular? It doesn't matter. If you truly feel the need to complain, don't complain to me. I've been bullied by the "popular" people, but that doesn't mean they're all airheads. Sometimes they're trying to fit in, or they're trying not to be kicked out. I've done it too. But they're people, not some look-obsessed shells you have the "right" to complain and make comments about.

I am popular at my school and I don't think it's fair for people to judge me because I have a lot of friends. I try to be nice and make friends with people. When I talk to any emo they treat me like I just spit on them even though I just want to be friends. I thinks that they should try to get to know someone popular before getting angry at some stereotype.

The popular kids at my school are just rude, you could be popular or you could be an outcast, either way, they are still gonna be rude to you.

I'm a popular kid but I'm not a dick. Maybe they are trying to fit I'm and are secretly despised by everyone. - AlphaQ

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17 They're not greatful that people care about them, and make it even worse.

Literally the best reason to hate emos. So greatful

Emos suck. Screw them.

18 The Constant Reminder

I have a friend who in a half hour will mention how emo she looks over 15 times either by whispering it to herself, going into rants about how much more emo she is than some chick, or by just saying "I look so emo, right? "

Ugh, I totally understand. My friend is absolutely obsessed with being emo, when she isn't, at all!

Get a post it note and stick it on your forehead

19 When they're not really emo and just use it as an excuse to complain.

This is very true. It seriously annoys the crap out when anybody says their emo and just complains. Basically the posers on tumblr who cut their wrists and share it when really it's just some damn ketchup. This is why people view emos as stupid, hormonal tweens, who can't get their act together.

My ex girlfriend always said that she was emo even though she definitely didn't look or act the part. She didn't even listen to "emo" music. The only thing "emo" about her was she self harmed and it was only for attention.

They make the world worse, they all should die themselves

I've seen it before, and honestly, not every emo on the planet is depressed, suicidal, or anorexic. Maybe they just like the style. But just doing it as an excuse to complain about their life is just utter crap. I mean, okay. You have problems. I get it. We all have problems. But seriously. You don't have to put on a big show that you have so many problems that you "just can't even." I get down from time to time but I'm not emo, partly be as my parents would notice and think ", get her a counselor." and overreact, but the people who actually are just fishing for compliments...just...don't. So if you're an "emo" who is just being emo for no reason except as an excuse to complain a lot, no offense, but you should get a check up from the neck up. :/

20 They act like they're better than everyone

A lot of emos, especially girls will make fun of other girls for being a "basic white girl'

Meanwhile they all wear the same things all day and listen to the exact same music. Just saying.

I turned emo at 13(unlucky number) and over the years I realized this and made an effort to stop because I realized how much of a prick I was being

I have to disagree with this one because you can almost say this about any other stereotypical label right?

So true, but that's also a common trait of a prep.
this emo girl I'm having issues with is always trying to make herself the dom. the better one and always tries to make me look bad. yes I would be considered emo for my style
Nevermind the fact they always go "BVB SO SO EMO. I LOVE ANDY"
examples of emo bands: Flyleaf, The ready set, the summer set, Fireflight (some might be emo-pop-)

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