what is the word emo?

November 11, 2008 6:59am CST
for me emo is a musical kind, how come does it seem to have become a fashion now?
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• Philippines
11 Nov 08
Yeah you're actually right, emo is actually a music genre that originated from hardcore punk. It was never really connotate as a fashion thing not until presently. Today, more than representing a music genre, it has been typecast and more recognized as a fad that describes an emotional, sensitive and overall angsty fashion statement. I think it's because mainly to those people especially teens' interpretation on what being "emo-tional" is to them, and what better way to interpret and express this but with fashion. So they wear certain types of clothes and hairstyles - (i.e tight jeans and shirts, one sided bangs, etc) - and declare themselves as true worshipper of emo music. That's why, angsty/emotional attitude teen+angsty clothes = Emo fashion. **personally I like emo fashion so no pun intended ok. Chill!!
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