Emo Music Is A Dangerous Teen Trend

posted Jul. 28, 2008

I had to post this because it just sounds so funny to me! :-)
Apparently the Russian government is in the process of drafting a law to make emo and goth music illegal, according to the Moscow Times. ( Are You Kidding Me? ) Sadly the Russian government are hard at work on legislation aimed at heading off the spread of emo & goth culture, which they describe as a 'dangerous teen trend.' lol this is so fucking funny! :-)
Among other measures, the proposed legislation apparently calls for heavy regulation of emo web sites and for banning young people dressed like emos & goths from entering schools and government buildings. ( Will that include Police stations? )
According to the bill, The "negative ideology" of emo and goth culture may push young people toward depression and social withdrawal, and the movement carries a significant risk of suicide, especially for young girls." ( Doesn't that sound a lot like being a teenager to you? )
The Times said "The bill also outlines what it calls a 'spiritual and ethical crisis' facing Russian youth, including the high rate of alcohol abuse, teen abortions and 'negative youth movements.'
This must be a joke because if this is true, The Russian Government & Russian People have much bigger problems.