Thursday, August 18, 2011

› Why emo doesn't mean emotional

Now more of the truth. I'm going to make this as easy to understand as possible.

Now I'm all for evolution, I believe in evolution after all! Even in terms of words; gay use to mean "happy" now it can either mean, "stupid", "lame" or it's current proper use "homosexual."

However, the term emo is very different. If you claim "emo" were to mean "emotional" it then becomes an all encompassing word, it becomes extremely vague and it has no limit as to what it can and will describe. This is an issue because the term is suppose to (and believed to by the people who use it) to describe one specific thing, when it fact it does the complete opposite. Emo when wrongfully used as "emotional" describes every living thing, every song, every word, every breath, every statement. Why you ask? Because what as no emotion is dead.

Emo was created as a shortened term to describe a specific thing, in this case "emotive hardcore" an off shoot of hardcore punk from the mid 80's. This genre is still alive today, although very obscure and unknown to most. Those who like to shout they're 'emo' usually never heard of any other band than fall out boy.

What many of you are now doing are displaying a vast amount of laziness and gullibility. Why are you wrongfully using the term emo to describe "scene", "fashion core" and sappy mainstream rock? Think before you speak, stop taking short cuts, and stop being the media's bitch.


Post a Comment