Did you punch an emo kid on Devil Day?
Stereogum hopes you did. Scroll down a bit and you’ll see the hairstyles targeted by the music blog’s follicular cleansing campaign, designed to stamp out emo hair using intimidation tactics not seen since the great Fauxhawk Wars of ‘Aught Three.
On a related note: I just Googled “emo hair” and “punched in the face” and got a shocking number of hits. We seem to have a civil war brewing. Now, I don’t have emo hair. Biology has seen fit to deny me emo hair. Any hair is good hair these days, let’s just say. So I suppose I have reason to envy and loathe the emo and their Beatled fur helmets. Still, I don’t think I’d punch one. They contribute to the ecosystem. They’re an essential part of the food web. If you remove them… what will speed metalheads eat?
Also, I hear they release a noxious chemical when disturbed. Can anyone tell me if this is true?
Seriously, is there that much hair-hate out there? Is it the music? The image? The enormous amount of precious conditioner they consume?