This is just insane! Read below!
Gigwise has been informed about a website set up by parents who are worried about what they perceive as the ‘glorification of self-injury and suicide’ in emo music.
The in-depth website provides a guide as to why they believe emo inspires self injury and suicide, it also provides ‘tragic examples’, hard-hitting pictures, the dangers and what parents can do to protect their children.
They also outline bands and songs – most notably those of My Chemical Romance – which they believe spout dangerous messages to young people. You can see the site here
We were alerted to it by a commenter on a previous story, who wrote: “My daughter tried to kill herself. At first, she was a happy child, then she became emo. She said it was ‘emotional.’ She began cutting. She hid it at first, but we found out after she tried suicide.”
The comments come at a highly contentious time in the wake of the suicide of 13 year old Hannah Bond from Kent.
A coroner said that the type of music she listened to was “very disturbing”, while certain sections of the press published articles strongly condemning the genre of music she was listening to.
This inspired emo fans to protest outside The Daily Mail’s London offices over their treatment of the story.
My Chemical Romance also reacted by saying that they are categorically anti-violence and anti-suicide, denying that they ever promote it. They also sent out their condolences to Hannah Bond’s family.
However, this will have done nothing to appease the Parents Against Emo lobby, who write on their site:”When you see a group of people talking about pain, nothingness, self injury and suicide, should we then be surprised when we see them doing what they are talking about? Their music, poetry, and dress are all telling us something. When are we going to pay attention to what they are telling us?”
By: Scott Colothan for Gigwise
VISIT THE PARENTS SITE …………… HERE