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http://blog.wired.com/underwire/2008/03/anti-emo-riots.html



Riot police have taken to the streets of several cities in Mexico to ... defend emo kids?

A series of attacks on dyed-hair, eye-makeup-wearing emo kids began in early March when several hundred people went on an emo-beating rampage in Querétaro, a town of 1.5 million about 160 miles north of Mexico City.

The next week, shaggy-haired emo teenagers were harassed again by punks and rockabillys in the capital, prompting police protection and a segment on the TV news. Most recently, a Mexican newspaper reported that metal heads and gangsters have warned Tijuana's emo kids to stay away from the town's fair next month.

But the so-called emos are organizing, too. Last week, they demonstrated against the violence, pictured above, and Wednesday some met with police in Mexico City.

"They're organizing to defend their right to be emo," wrote Daniel Hernandez of LA Weekly on his personal blog, which has provided stellar coverage of the whole affair.

Music-based subcultures have permeated Mexico's major cities for decades, fueled by constant migration from rural cities. But only in the past year have emos begun to make their presence felt in the streets. In response, many of the established so-called tribus urbanas like punks and metalheads are responding with violence. The emo-punk battles are reminiscent of earlier subculture fights among various factions, like the Hell's Angels fighting hippies at the Altamont Music Festival or the Mods taking on the Rockers.

But while videos of Mexican teenagers with pompadours advancing on equally baby-faced emo rockers seem like scenes from a south-of-the-border version of John Waters' Crybaby, there are ugly undercurrents to the story.

First, by some accounts, the emo subculture is identified with homosexuality in Mexico. As Mexico City youth worker Victor Mendoza told Time.com: "At the core of this is the homophobic issue. The other arguments are just window dressing for that."

Gustavo Arellano, the author of Ask a Mexican and an editor at OC Weekly, said that the sexual ambiguities cultivated by emo fashion helped set the group up for targeting by more macho groups.

"What do you do when you are confronted with a question mark about sexuality in Mexico?" Arellano said. "You beat it up."

Forum posts show similar sentiments. One person wrote on a government youth-website forum, "detesto a los emosexuales," which translates as "I hate emosexuals." Emosexual is an obvious play on homosexual, especially in Spanish, where the H is silent.

Many of the attacks have been planned, or at least fomented, on violently anti-emo websites like Movimiento Anti Emosexual, which features videos of physical violence sprinkled liberally with anti-gay sentiment. Last.fm's Anti Emo Death Squad group has almost 4,000 members.

But Arellano said he thought the riots could have a positive impact here in the US.

"It's a great cluster**** for the American mind's idea of Mexico," Arellano said. "This teaches the rest of the world that Mexico is not just a bunch of cactuses and sombreros."

Photo: Mexican emo kids gather in response to anti-emo violence by metalheads and punk rockers.

Credit: promrguez

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Why don't they just you know not dress emo?
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They got mexicowned.
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saw a thread about this yesterday


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haha, sometimes i'm proud to be mexican, other times...not so much...this is definitely one of those times where i'm proud though haha
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i saw this a while ago on 4chan =P
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#18
Did anybody else laugh uncontrollably when it said this 'They're organizing to defend their right to be emo'?

Don't get me wrong, I don't think that it's right to beat emo kids up, I just found that line of text funny.
#22
no waaay


When i saw the thread title i thought....O DEAR!! guna get closed

Then i hoverd and saw links and thought....PRON!! Look before it gets closed.. *clicky clicky*
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#23
having a fight over whether being emo is wrong or not isn't going to make white people think any better of mexicans...
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#24
I find it really funny that the metalheads bet them up, and they respond with a parade.

It's like something out of South Park; so stereotypical.
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I expected a better pun from UG's most popular member
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I find it really funny that the metalheads bet them up, and they respond with a parade.


It's almost like gay rights. The term 'emosexual' is quite clever, too.
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I expected a better pun from UG's most popular member


I thought it was hilarious
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I thought it was hilarious


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LOL!

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Yeah. Chavs would actually deserve it.

I mean, emos seem over the top to me, with their faggotry (haha j/k) and strange hair, but Jesus, mass beatings? No, that's not right.
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That fat kid's face on the center right

But on a more serious note. Just imagine. A tank. Just one tank. Or hand grenade....
Not that I have anything against emo's particularely. Just don't like the look on their faces.
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wait a ****ing minute.... There are emos in Mexico?
I can honestly say I have really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like.


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Quote by EmancipatedSoul


That fat kid's face on the center right

But on a more serious note. Just imagine. A tank. Just one tank. Or hand grenade....
Not that I have anything against emo's particularely. Just don't like the look on their faces.


He actually looks like he might hurt someone. xD
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#34
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Mexican Emo kids? ...Que?
that's the strangest thing i've ever heard.

Yep, Mexican emos.

Or "Meximos", if you will.
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#36
[quote="'[x"]Huffy[x]']Yep, Mexican emos.

Or "Meximos", if you will.

Alright I have a name for a gas company.

But who cares what country their from? Emo's are emo's.

Plus what do you think the Japs(who started the trend) think when they see the white man copying their hairstyles just like the white man copied the black man?
#37
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He actually looks like he might hurt someone. xD

anton chigurh anyone?
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#38
Quote by tayroar
Why don't they just you know not dress emo?

....Fail

Seriously, that is the most retarded response people make in these kind of threads....."Oh why don't they stop being themselves."
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....Fail

Seriously, that is the most retarded response people make in these kind of threads....."Oh why don't they stop being themselves."

Don't get your panties in a bunch; everyone's joking around, you know that.


At least the Japanese are cute.
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Thats some fucked up shit right there.
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