Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Mexico 'Emo' Bashing

Last week in Lancashire a 15 -year-old was convicted to 'stamping to death a young woman in a park because she was dressed as a Goth'.

Now from Mexico and Chile comes news of a wave anti-emo attacks. According to NME: "On March 7 around 800 young people in the city of Querataro amassed against emos in the city resulting in many violent attacks, and a week later a similar incident occurred in Mexico City. Emos in both cities responded to the attacks by marching peacefully through the center of the cities. Meanwhile, Chile is also seeing a wave of violence against emo, with TV station Chilevision showing an attack on a group of PokEMOns by skinheads. Emo’s in Chile are known as PokEMOns in different parts of the country."

As usual in incidents like these, sexuality is at the heart of the matter with so-called emos being targeted for dressing effeminately and wearing make up: "At the core of this is the homophobic issue. The other arguments are just window dressing for that," said Victor Mendoza, a youth worker in Mexico City. "This is not a battle between music styles at all. It is the conservative side of Mexican society fighting against something different."

7 comments:

pedro keppler said...

same things happens here in Brazil

Anonymous said...

The whole emo bashing is so,so sad. :( Well, I'm an emo teen in the U.S. and I know I'm not suppost to write an essay, but I know other people are going to read this and I want them to know that what is going on is horrible and that even though I do not live there how it is affecting me. I am part Mexican and it hurts me so much that some of my people are doing this. Do you know how horrible I felt when I was shopping and I came across this shirt that said 'hear no emo, see no emo, say no emo'? Or how I felt when I overheard this little boy say to his mother that he wanted to go to Mexico to kill emos? And how I felt when his mom turned and saw me there? Horrible...that's how I felt I was moved to tears at how this boy had said something so unmoral and so, so hurtful as if emos were some sort of game animals instead of breathing humans who were willing to express themselves or how the mother didn't say anything to the child, but just let it slide. I also can not go to Mexico until this is over becuase of my fear of getting beaten or killed. And do not think I can so easily change how I am or at least pretend. So, if any emo haters are reading this I ask you to stop and change your ways for what you are doing is unmoral, prejudice, and just plain horrible. And I ask you how is it that if a group of kids was found beating a kid it would immediently be stopped, but that we have let this spread to other parts and have started to raise the question of whether this would make its way to the U.S.?

Anonymous said...

Yeah they had a video of this

Anonymous said...

im emo 2..i live in USA.... i def hate haters...i love emos... UR CHILDREN ARE EMO...WHT U GOING TO DO? KILL THEM? PLZ..nt even here! i go out with emo friends and they dont say a word...why in mexico? mexicans say that here in america we are rezist but U EFF PPL ARE EVEN WORST WITH RAZISM!!!! C'mon...ppl grow up...EVERY ONE IS LIKE THE EFF WANT

Anonymous said...

sip tiene razon...soy emo y puez si...la jente de mexico se keja del rasismo en america cuando nosotros (los mexicanos) somos peores CON NUESTRA PROPIA JENTE!!! ya pinche jente....dejenos en paz!!!

Anonymous said...

Anon who is an emo, your sister wouldn't happen to have another pair of jeans would she? I would love to be a emo....

Anonymous said...

This whole emo bashing so just rly rly sad :(. Seeing as im a emo in the United States. this is so dumb. people should not be beating people that like to be different it jus mean and wrong. if they think that they are doing the right thing then how about they see what its like to be beat for no reason at all!