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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mexico's Emo War

So in Mexico, emo kids are being beaten...

As many times as I've said that over the past couple of days I haven't been able to bring myself to type that and take it seriously. Although this is a very serious issue, it just sounds completely ridiculous. Daniel Hernandez covers the current event well.

"A bizarre wave of mob emo-bashings is sweeping across Mexico. The movement is being generated on message boards and social networking sites by non-emo youth who highly dislike like the emo look and attitude.

The spark came first in Queretaro on March 7. An estimated 800 young people poured into the city's Centro Historico hunting for emos to beat the crap out of. They found some. The next weekend it spread to Mexico City, where emos faced off against punks and rockabillies at the Glorieta de Insurgents, the epicenter of emo social space in the capital. There's also been reports of anti-emo violence in Durango, Colima, and elsewhere.

The question on everyone's lips right now seems to be, "What the hell is going on?" Been reporting this story since it broke, and we're looking further into it. Updates in the near future."

Save the emos? The next Darfur? The next Holocaust? The next mass genocide? I'm looking forward to hearing My Chemical Romance and Good Charlotte go 'Artist on Artist' via MySpace sponsored by Hot Topic about the issue in tribute to the deceased Hawthorne Heights member.

Here's a Youtube vid where you can watch some fights and interviews in Spanish.

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I guess it's easier for Mexicans to beat on kids who aren't bothering anybody than to fix their damned country.
Leave Casey Calvert OUT of this.

Nobody should be beaten because of the way they dress. If you think otherwise, then open your eyes.
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