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.

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 will never understand how they are proud of them hurting themselves... why, just why?

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.

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

Annoying emos are like pugs. They never should've existed and are always in pain.

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.

"My life sucks" - Emo kid who gets everything they want

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.

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

Black Veil Brides, Falling In Reverse, Blood On The Dance Floor and Sleeping With Sirens are not metal

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?

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.

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.

4 Self Diagnosing

"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."

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.

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.

But you DO need a licensed professional to make sure that it's not something else. People have gone to college and gotten a DEGREE to tell you that you have a mental illness. What's the most you did? Look it up online? - memes-give-me-life

Self diagnosis is absolutely pointless.

5 They are Obsessed with Anime

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

Anime is alright, I guess...but hentai is some serious gourmet shi-

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.

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

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.

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.

That's just some people. I hate the milti-color people who say 'rawr ' as much as anyone

7 They Always Talk Suicide

Um if u tell am emo to kill themselves they just want to do it more

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

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

Dude, like its just a style of music, just because sum emo people do this stuff, doesn't mean its emo style

8 Many Posers

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

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?

A lot of people are not emo and all of these aren't true, at all.

9 Get Butthurt Over Small Things

not all emos do this and I have a friend like this that isn’t emo

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.

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

Nothing but oversensitive degenerates.

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.

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!

It's true though. Ugh! Why can't you haters just like, back off?

The Contenders

11 Compliment Fisherman

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

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.

What? What did fish ever do to you?!

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.

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.

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.

A lot of non-emo people enjoy certain bands that emo people enjoy which makes people think that the entire fanbase of the band is just teenaged emos.

13 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".

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.

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

If anyone says anything bad about a band they like, they'll get really angry and be horrible about it but they think it's perfectly OK to insult bands/artists that other people like

15 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. :/

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.

popular kids mostly are not emos and they complains is bc the popular kids are not them

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.

Well I mean all people complain about the popular kids. popular kids are mean, and self centered, so yea.

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!

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

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

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

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.

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"

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.

20 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

21 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

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?

22 Saying a Not-Emo Band is Emo

once an emo said canni bal corpse and morbid angel and slipknot were emo I hate it its 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"

23 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...

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.

What are you talking about? Emos are like, so hot!

The reason you get weird looks on the street is cause you practically ASK for it by dressing like they got spat out by a black hole

I have never worn makeup in my life besides when I went to a concert, so...

24 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.

25 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.

I think emo and any other subculture should be about staying strong because you have something no one else has or can take away, also to help other people accept themselves for who they are Not "remember to act sad even though I'm not" and getting attention

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.

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

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