Thursday, March 27, 2008

Anti-Emo Violence Plagues Mexico as Attacks Increase

A report from Rolling Stone's "Rock & Roll Daily" blog today caught me checking to see today's date. Why? Because I thought it might already be April 1st. I mean, this is as close to an Onion farce as possible without actually being an Onion send-up.
A wave of anti-emo violence has descended on Mexico. The first reported instance occurred on March 7th, when 800 young people came to the city of Queretaro with the sole purpose of finding emo kids to beat up. The anti-emo movement has propagated from message boards and social-network sites led by youths who dislike “the emo look and attitude.” A week after the Queretaro incident, a group comprised of punks and rockabillies faced off against the emo crowd. In response to the attacks, the emo population staged a silent march asking for peace and tolerance through Queretaro’s main center on March 15th. The march was organized by a Mexico City gay-rights organization that feels the anti-emo attacks are fueled by homophobia. The problem is not only restricted to Mexico, however: Reports from Chile of skinheads fighting emo kids occurred prior to the Mexican violence.

Even better are the comments below the post:

Comments

PinballWizard | 3/27/2008, 9:33 pm EST

It’s just like the Mods & Rockers!

mcache | 3/27/2008, 9:06 pm EST

I’ll give $15 to any Mexican who brings me the empty skull of Chris Carrabba

Locust | 3/27/2008, 8:53 pm EST

WHY IS EVERYONE AGAINST ELMO. ELMO NEVER HURT NO ONE HE JUST WANTS TO TEACH KIDS

vault | 3/27/2008, 6:57 pm EST

We need a border wall to keep emos out.