What is Emo?

“What is emo?”

This question was posed by my 7-year old daughter VGood to a classmate.

Classmate answered V’s question with a drawing –Β 

“Emo girl/boy that always wear[s] black dress and makeup and like a punk or always drunk.”

I cracked up when I saw this yesterday while fixing V’s school bag. Kids come up with the most hilarious ideas. I think, though, that the classmate confused ’emo’ with ‘goth’. πŸ˜›

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9 thoughts on “What is Emo?

  1. I’ve been wondering about this for a while, but too lazy to “google” the difference… your post just made do it.
    Found this
    “The Emos – short for Emotional – regard themselves as a cool, young sub-set of the Goths.
    Although the look is similar, the point of distinction, frightening for schools and parents, is a celebration of self harm.”
    I dont know now if we should worry.

  2. Hi Auee! πŸ™‚

    “A celebration of self-harm” – That sounds alarming, esp with hardcore emos and goths. At the age of my kids, I need not worry yet. But if my teen goes seriously emo, uh-oh. I don’t like the idea at all.

  3. You are actually all wrong, granted goth can be a bad thing, but there are much more that you people dont know. I had no idea what “emo” or “goth” was until my son gradually fell into that category. I researched it online to find out what exactly my son was getting into and I found out a lot. There is actually many “sub-societies” of this clique. The goths, are the ones that self harm and usually worship satin, they are the dangerous ones that you have to worry about. Although, the emos are just NORMAL PEOPLE that are more in touch with their emotions. They do not self harm and actually most emos (like my son) are involved in a group called Straight Edge (http://www.straightedgelifestyle.com) and its a group that makes a lifetime comitment to a drug and alcohol free life. Scene is more of a preppy version of emo, its like emo without the emotion. Not all are bad do your research before you people go sterotyping a whole lifestyle. >:(

  4. ^That drawing was done by a SEVEN-year old classmate of my daughter – Β it is the view of a child, it wasn’t mine. We’re not stereotyping people here. I was just sharing a drawing that i thought was funny because it shows that young kids could develop such opinions.
    Thanks for sharing your views.

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