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

Okay...so 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.

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.

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.

I mean, when you're emo, you don't just yell out, and brag about your problems for the world to hear, because that's not being emo.

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

This makes sense, I got some emo friends and everyone I've met does it for the most retarded reasons, my parents slowly died over the course of years and I couldn't do anythin for them, those idiots don't see me cuttin myself, go cry in your room alone like normal people if you got somethin bad that happened.

Yes. So, there's this game called "MovieStarPlanet," or "MSP" for short. Some people post things on the art books disturbing things, like cussing, porn, etc. Then, there's always that kids saying: " I hate my life I am cutting myself my life sucks please help me I will kill myself unless this gets to the top page"

Because emotional pain wasn't good enough so let's take it the next level, Physical pain. Because "I don't feel alive" Lol retard you don't feel lively enough when you're clearly breathing, blinking, and your heart is beating? Okay, makes sense.

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.

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

It's probably the most annoying thing. I've got a friend and we were taking about music, I didn't really know her music taste at the time and so when she said "I love heavy metal" of course I got excited, when I asked her what her favorite bands were, she said "pierce the veil and fall out boy" I lost quite a bit of respect for her that day. I accept that she's "emo" and respect her music taste but if she loves these bands that much, then she should at least know what genre they are.

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.

Agreed. as a metalhead this makes me literally smash my head into a wall! I'm not an elitist but I tried many times to get emo's into real metal and explained all the sub-genres to them but they're arrogance was too strong to understand what I meant.

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.

Emos are just lost teenagers. Their hormones are all over the place and bring about lots of new views on things. One of the most overwhelming feeling that teenagers get is the need to be accepted. They will go to long distances just to feel accepted. When they do not feel accepted at school and society, they turn to the internet to join groups of people who will accept them. This explains why the popular kids aren't emos, and the emos are unpopular. One of the most common groups these teenagers join is the emo community. Emoism is just another form romanticism- they dislike order and enjoy breaking the rules.
Also, another effect that their unpopularity induces is the thirst for attention. Weak people think that the best way to get attention is to just put themselves in harms way so people will feel sorry for them. Afterall, having a roomfull of people feeling sorry for them is closest they'll ever come to being popular.

Yes, because you know more than a person who has spent 8+ years at a university studying how to treat people with depression. Whenever I see someone say, "I don't need a doctor to tell me something I already have" I smile to myself because they are just looking for attention. People who say that don't want to go to the doctor for fear of being found out as fake attention seekers.
There's a big difference between diagnosing yourself with the cold than there is with something as serious as depression.

Self diagnosing is completely ok but not when you just diagnose yourself with them because they sound cool. Depression does not mean you can't think straight and you get sad often, insomnia does not mean you couldn't sleep for three days, insanity is not like it is in the cartoons.

5 They are Obsessed with Anime

Although not any emo's I've heard of are obsessed with anime specifically, their obsessions can get seriously out of hand. To make it worse, like 60% of them don't know squat about what their "obsessed" with. They will never hesitate to butt into a conversation(At least the one I have to deal with every day) and tell them how much better their "obsession" is, even if you weren't even talking about something like that. Emos really made me hate Sherlock and Imagine Dragons.

You're a poop. Weebs = people who want to be Japanese. People who like anime, are people who watch it for fun. People who have anime fan art, merch, posters, etc. are probably just fans. People who call others "weebs" without understanding the meaning of it are ALWAYS losers and should go f themselves.

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.

Oh god, I absolutely hate it when I hear emos at my school go on, and on, and on, about their stupid anime.

6 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.

We are not random. We like all out black unlike you ugly popular people that there shoes are 5 colors and socks that are up to your knees. Girls that where yoga pants for the D. We were vans, converse, polo, maybe nike if its just black or gray.

That comment has literally NOTHING to do with this list at all. We're talking about emos and we didn't ask for your information.

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.

7 They Always Talk Suicide

This list is retarded. I am emo myself, and I see that emos never talk suicide. They mainly talk about spicy rock band memes and emo memes. This is a stereotype. Most people just dress emo for the fashion, not the sadness. Honestly, stereotypes are completely FALSE.

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

Emos don't always talk about suicide they can also talk about something else that's not suicide like really I don't understand why people say they always talk about suicide emo is just a style of rock music

Like it's going to make me care more lol

8 Many Posers

REAL Emo people don't cut, depressed, suicide, proud about their problem, overreact, etc. That was poser.
Almost all "emo" that we see everyday is poser.
They listen to bands like My Chemical Romance, The Used, BVB, etc that arn't emo.
But of course, they are what we think emo.

Emo is both a type of rock music and a depressed life-style. Real Emo people just don't share their pain but they look for help and people sometimes just mistake that for attention too.

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

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

9 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

They allways feel sorry for themselves and at the end they don't have problems at all!
I know people (myself included) who had some crazy stuff in their lives and just moved on, stayed positive!
However, there are those idiots who feel miserable and complain about stuff and start wearing black clothes (emo style, I love hip hop/streetwear style though) and tell everyone about it.
Sometimes it's like people accept more just because emo's put themselves under a pathetic label.
UNLESS your GOING THROUGH THE REAL DEAL, BE HAPPY AND ENJOY YOUR LIFE please!
thanks...

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.

10 "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.

Emos need to stop! Unless they're dying, actually mentally insane (their parents would be smart enough to send them rob an asylum then! ) or dealing with actual depression!

They're sad because they gave their heart to some smart girl and they rejected the gen. BOI ain't NOBODY TELL U TO.

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

SO UNTRUE! that's one of my biggest pet peeves. just because you're emo does NOT UNDER ANY circumstances mean you can do what you want!

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!

Who else thought that this point meant literally complementing a fisherman? - Unnamed Google User Remade

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.

12 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.

Woah dude not all metal is emo! And not all emo is metal. I'm not emo and I enjoy rock and sure, some metal. And yeah, I bet BVB hates being associated with the annoying emo teens...

13 Depressed Stereotypes

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".

If you're emo, you don't always have to be depressed, I count myself as an emo but I'm not depressed, I've had depression, but I'm fine now.

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.

Why try to fake depression? It's a serious issue and trying to fake it only makes you nothing but an attention w****.

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

From my experience and what I always see, they like to preach about not judging or bullying yet they're so quick to do the exact same thing to anyone who doesn't dress and act like them.

They are very quick to call someone a "slut" yet try to flirt and screw everyone including someone who already has someone. I knew this chick who was my friend and she constantly tried to have sex with my boyfriend and got mad and cut herself in the bathroom every time she noticed he wasn't paying attention to her.

Emo people will also tell people to not take self harm lightly yet they take rape lightly by saying "I wanna rape [insert name] hehehee"

15 When They're Not Really Emo and Just Use It as an Excuse to Complain.

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. :/

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

16 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.

17 They Complain About the "Popular Kids"

As someone who's a popular kid, we don't like downers who always complain about every little thing. If you want to dress that way, fine. If you're feeling sad about something, that's normal. But don't whine about it every minute and don't turn away people too much. Just some advice. I'm not hating on anyone.

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.

There are SSSOO many popular people at my school, it's not even funny. I mean, the guys are half popular, half of the girls don't try to be popular, the other half do, and are, and then there's my group. 5 girls in their own group. We're an emo band.

18 They Don't Know Any Actual Emo Bands

Yeah I do! I know Black Veil Brides, Pierce The Veil, Sleeping With Sirens, My Chemical Romance, Falling In Reverse, and like, many others!

Og like I love Fall Out Boi and 1 Direktion because they is emo wahh

Panic! At The Disco and Fall Out Boy are NOT emo. Please, understand that.

That's actually true, a lot of people don't,and they call Fall Out Boy emo (don't GET ME WRONG I LOVE FALL OUT BOY) when they're obviously not

19 "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.

It's the fault of the viewer. For them to make fun of ones clothing style for no reason and make emos look horrid is just idiotic. Then it leads on to more fun-making or stereotypes of emos.

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"

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.

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-)

My sister is "emo" (even though the only real emo band she listens to is My Chemical Romance) and she just hates on everyone else's music taste.

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

21 Saying a Not-Emo Band is Emo

Once an emo said Cannibal Corpse and Morbid Angel and Slipknot were emo. I hate it. It's clearly metal. She said Morbid Angel and Cannibal Corpse were similar to MCR. They couldn't be more different, like ugh.

I've dealt with this, an emo girl at my school called Muse and Stromae emo... kill me

The reasons why emos are associated with blood on the dance floor. Us real emos don’t want to be associated with poop

"blink-182 and green day are my favorite emo bands"

22 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

23 They Find a Way to Make Everything About Themselves

Doesn't apply to all emos but I've seen it in a lot. They just love drawing attention to themselves and it's annoying especially in conversations. I've been in situations where a group of people are having a light hearted conversation and they suddenly change the topic to be just depressing and awkward.

24 Downer

When an emo person is the type of emo that is always forcing themselves to be sad. They could be actually sad or just be frowning because "it makes me looks so emo". If someone is constantly frowning, constantly talking about their problems to people that didn't ask, and even talking about things that they hate 24/7 it makes them look like a big attention seeker who just wants to be in the spot light.

This isn't true about all of the emos. I'm pretty emo, but I don't make it obvious that I'm sad or depressed. I just want to be emo because I think of it as a style. I do have my downs, but I get over it real quick. I don't make my problem other people's problem.

An emo literally came to me, a person they didn't even know and they said "I'm sad."
I said "okay" as in I don't really know you and I don't really care and they literally went to another person and repeated the same thing.

This is not always true. I'm an emo and I'm not a downer, I try to stay positive about things.

25 Appearance

It does not matter if you can't tell peoples genders apart, you don't need to judge people for their appearance. Like I have short hair -real short- and wear boys clothes sometimes, There is nothing wrong about that...

Most people just don't like the way "emo" looks. Not because it's dark or scary but because it makes the guys seem feminem and the girls seem masculine. It sometimes gets to the point when you can't tell their genders apart from one another.

To be honest. I like the emo style. At least when it's not over done... But I think it's kinda stylish and unique. Overall, emos are still annoying.

I cringe at the excessive makeup (Which applies to any group of people), however LOL yes it can get bad.

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