Mexico Declares War On Emo

> Mar 26 2008

Mexico Declares War On Emo
By Brock ThiessenChances are if you aren’t emo, you hate emo. But you likely don’t hate this straight-haired, massacre-lined subculture as much as the Mexicans do. In recent weeks, a wave of emo bashings has swept across Mexico, several news agencies have reported, fuelled by punks, rockabillies, goths, metalheads and basically anyone who’s not emo.

According to Daniel Hernandez, who’s been covering the anti-emo riots on his blog Intersections, the violence began March 7, when an estimated 800 young people poured into the Mexican city of Queretaro’s main plaza "hunting” for emo kids to pummel. Then the following weekend similar violence occurred in Mexico City at the Glorieta de Insurgents, a central gathering space for emos. Hernandez also reports that several anti-emo riots have now also spread to various other Mexican cities.Via the Austin American Statesmen, several postings on Mexican social-networking sites, primarily organising spot for these "emo hunts,” have been dug up and translated. One states: "I HATE EMOS!!! They are not even people, they are so stupid, they cry over meaningless things… My school is infested with them, I want to kill them all!”

Another says: "We’ve never seen all the urban tribes unite against one single tribe before… Emos, their way of thinking is for crap, if you are so depressed please do us all a favour and kill yourselves!”

More recent reports state that the emos have begun to fight back against the other "urban tribes” and organised marches in Guadalajara and Mexico City, escalating the violence and leading to increased police presence. Also, some Mexican newspapers, such as El Porvenir, have called for government intervention to protect the emos, writing, "It’s the responsibility of the authorities to make sure the threats aren’t carried out and the aggressions are punished.”

Several clips of the violence have surfaced on YouTube, but since we at Exclaim! spent our high school days studying French rather than Spanish, we can only make out the repeated mention of "emos.”

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it's called Survival of the fitist and if you can't do that then you shouldin't be saved.
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You spelled, "fittest," wrong.
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i like the pic on top??
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I guess I can't go to Mexico anymore v v"
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i waz planing to go to mexico, but im not now:(
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OOOOOOOMMMMMMGGGGGG
IIIII LOOVEEE EMOoooo
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omg thats so sad i wonder why ppl hate emo's so much and how can they not be human they have eyes they have legs and arms and even ppl that ern't emo have feelings...
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wow, people r so nice to me and my "meeningless kind" now a days. why dont they just leave us the hell alone! i will go all freddie Kougar on there faces.
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U bitches gotta cool down on us! not all of us wanna kill ourselfs! I think ur all just stupid ass poseurs that are all fucking dumbasses!
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Wow. Lookit all the hatin goin on.
Um, to emo guys who swear and make violent-sounding threats: you're not exactly helping your case. I think the vast majority of non-emos, myself included, would agree that this kind of hatred is mindless and people who believe in it have serious issues themselves.
Sheesh, they're even calling in the government? This is ridiculous. They're taking the idea of high-school cliques way the hell too far.
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i love emos im 1 of them GO EMOs shut up mexicans
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I hate the word "emo"... as if depression was a lifestyle choice
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I like how 99% of you can't spell worth crap! Maybe pay attention in school and people won't think you are so dumb. Honestly I don't really care about "Emos". I have more important things to worry about than hating people just for the sake of of hating people. I know that pretty much everyone went through some kind of angst period in their teenage years. I know I did. I'm not picking a side on this one cause it's a pointless argument to begin with. And a lesson in Human Evolution for the dope above talking about survival of the fittest. Survival of the fittest is a concept of the more babies you make, the more fit you are. It's about genetics, not physical strength, appearance etc. As i said before, pay attention in school and you might learn something. And for you curious types, I am a metal-head. A metal-head in college working towards two PhDs.
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i cant beleve this crap u people are rasis agent emo why theres nothing wrong with us
emo dosint mean you cut it dosint mean your gay it dosint mean your suicidal emo is real it is people emo is everythang emo is a lable emo is beaing free free to be you free to express free to tell every1 to fuck off emo is just a word EMOS are not cry babes dont alswes where black can be vary nice people dont alswes cut themselvs are not alswes depresed can be vary happy to are normal people just like you
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SHUT UP YOU MINDLESS NOOBS!
Maybe emo's are people too.
I'm not an emo, but they are people too, morons.
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Seriously this is all rather stupid.
Dear "Emo" kind:
Emo has become a stereotype which involves cutting suicides (mostly for attention) and crying like a baby... unfortunate but true.
If you don't fall under the stereotype but still call yourself Emo then don't. Don't label yourself as such, because THEN it really is YOU that is the problem because you make it your problem.
Like the music, wear the clothes, whatever but as soon as you allow yourselves to be labelled you allow yourselves to be hated.
Dear Everybody else:
Why do you even care? Consider you might want to lighten up. If you are truly so much better than an Emo then get a life and start acting like it.
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To elaborate on my previous post above: Emos' you can't always control what other people will label you as but if you label yourself then you are only ever going to doom yourself and that makes you just as big a part of the problem as the people who dislike people who fall under that label.
If you dont seek attention by cutting, if you dont always wear black ect. Why are you inviting people to hate you? DO NOT LABEL YOURSELF.
There have been depressive episodes in my life (as so in all others lives too) but I never considerend myself Emo, nor will I ever, I don't listen to Emo music, I do wear a lot of black with just a splash of colour if not that then I'm wearing earthy colours. But that is ME. I am not Emo, though some may have considered it a label for me in the past, now they call me a psuedo-hippy-rock-chick and funny enough that as a label goes hasn't really stuck either. :D
I am on nobody's side, but I can see that all parties are equally responsible in various ways for the mess thats been made.
If you cant see eye to eye regardless there is never a reason not to be civil to another human being. Voice your opinions as is your right but there is no reason to take it too seriously or get violent about it. Life is too short and precious to make problems and misery for ourselves. And when I say ourselves and human beings yes that is inclusive of everybody even Emos. Peace! And Rock on! :D
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(sighs) Im mexican i don't hate emos & its not all mexicans that hate emos because some are emos & just cause im a mexican doesn't mean i hate emos i honestly like emos & have many awesome emo friends they are pretty cool but, i can't help feeling sad for them sometimes....
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No one seems to mention that hatred towards emos is class and ethnically driven! A majority of Emos in Mexico are middle class and of European Spanish descent whereas most Mexicans including members of other "tribes" are of either Aztec or Mayan descent.

Emo can very easily be taken as a snobbish gesture indicating that their class and race gives them privilege to whine about the most trivial of things in life that people of other classes do not have the luxury of doing!
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i think everyone has their own frekin thopughts so leave emo ppl alone
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wow
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I am emo, I am goth, I am punk, I am a rock, a metalhead, and I am Mexican. Oh, and just because I love Hitler does not make me a Nazi. The war was over 66 years ago. LOL
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I cant believe the Mexicans took the initiative first. Come on guys the U.S. is falling behind, lets get out there and give waste to some emos.
lol joke i am Mexican and when i went to my homeland there was just to much violence. Even now days there is still some hatred but not as much as before.
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Ok just becuz i dont shop at preepys r us and i shop at hot topic instead doesnt give u the rite 2 freakin judge me so plz give me a freakin break and hop the frick of my di*k..........like seriously all us emos want is 4 u 2 just accept us we dont judge u becuz u like the color pink and wear polka dot mini skirts. All in all we r the same person inside i bleed the same color as u. Remember that the next time u judge some1 becuz of how they dress and act.
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I'm crazy, but you like it! Loca loca
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there is alot of sceneppl in mexico not emo and so fake lol i just went over it quickly once so im not quiet sure wat ur saying


-alexis
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and also i am scared to go to mex. its to sary and it sux cuz i live in laredo texas soo nothing but vilence with our nabors

pero puro pinche pedo

-alexis
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emo girl: the best girlfriend for a metalhead, that's the reason why I don't hate emos, because emo girls are FUCKING BEAUTIFUL AND ADORABLE, I think that, if you still think that emos should die, FUCK YOU
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lmfaoooooooo omg this is so fucking funny lololololololololololololol
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who calls themselves emo though? lol wtf this mexicans are stupid
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emo are cut cuz have have some hrets n feeling ime also a emo
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It is just pure mean to judge others based on what they dress like or deside to act like. Really, sometimes people need to look beneath the beneath to truely understand why one person desides to be emo. A side fact that I want to mention is that emo stands for EMOTIONAL, and guess what... everyone has emotions. Which basicly means everyone in the technical term is emo. Being 'emo' has different sides. One can be really REALLY peppy as an emotion and another could be the stereotypical sad emo. For example emo would be like the word goverenment. And in goverenment there are different sub groups. So, sad emo would be like Executive branch. While the 'preppy emo' would be the Judicial branch. They both make part of the government while both of the emo types create 'emo's.
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Emos are PEOPLE but they are just a little bit different, i am not an emo but i know a few, and i can tell you they do not slit there wrists or are always trying to take there own life, there normal, but they listen to different music, do you bully people who love rock , R&B ? NO ! Emos are people with strange customs deal with it!


REPOST THIS IF YOU BELIEVE IN WHAT I HAVE SAID
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HILARIOUS
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where does that picture come from
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Im an Emo and I went to Mexico for vacation I'm Hispanic my boyfriend was getting beat up by skaters and some were going to cut our hair I was with my friends so I think that it is just unfair! >:(
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i went to mexico, i dont label myself emo because im actually a happy person and i fid steryotype emos very anoying, i look very emo im told just becasue my hair and my love for skinny jeans. i went to mexico and people just gave me weird looks but nobody attacked me,
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im a middle class euro-mexican, and if they wanted to kick my ass i wouldnt just sit there either,
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mexico sucks, i got bashed by some guys who kept calling me emo. dude im goth. besides the fact that all collage aged Mexican kids are very immature, its a really cool place. and they say emo wierd to, say say it like ( Eh-moe )
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mean dud shut up
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Its CALLED humanity. As in basic kindness, acceptance, and respect. I get a lot of shit for the way i dress or the music i listen to, but why. Cause i'm different? Im just a cog in the machine that happens to be malfunctioning? Its MY clothing, MY iPod, MY opinion. Just like i keep my comments about your 1 direction loving asses to myself, the way i dress doesn't make me any less human
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I am not an emo but I think u need to back of is non of y'all biznes of how or who they areor want to be and maby u are all just jelous of then.♥ and I pesonaly think u don't know there persebality because u don't give no chances I have a lot of friends that are emo and they cool so bug off biches pedasos de puta dejen empas al los emos ellos no le anecho nada a ustedes. Alomejor titntn embidia . Yo tengo muchos amigos emo y ellos son chevere,buenaonda selo pierden.♥♡★ ☆
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no one under stands us we never said or did anything to anyone but we are still called emos and fags.
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Fuck you all
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Emos dont cut themselfs emo is a type pf music such as metal and they dont fucking bother you so stop taking it up theass
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I am emo
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