'Emo' subculture blamed for social ills in Malaysia
Kosmo!, a Malaysian newspaper, reported on the current epidemic of suicidal licentiousness said to be afflicting emo enthusiasts. According to the paper, Malaysian followers of the emo movement slit their wrists, lick their own blood, and engage in promiscuous sex.
Followers would reportedly gather in large numbers to listen to music of the emo genre - identified by the paper as releases by bands like My Chemical Romance, Jimmy Eat World, and The Promise Ring. Apparently, while indulging in the (allegedly) suicidal lyrics, some emo fans would hurt themselves with sharp objects.
And still others reportedly take drugs - primarily heroin, meth, and ecstasy - to accentuate the experience.
The paper went on to say that the most popular 'ritual' among emo-ists is slitting one's own wrists and dying slowly. Troubled teenage girls - especially those made vulnerable by sadness and disappointment as well as terrible childhood memories - are believed to make up the bulk of the emo following.
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Our take? When we listen to Justin Bieber, we feel like hurting ourselves (and nearby inanimate objects) with sharp things too. Does that make us emo too? You tell us.
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