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Music fans have been in contact with Gigwise after an inquest into the suicide of teenage girl said they found elements of the emo movement “very disturbing”.
Hannah Bond, 13, hung herself from a bunk bed in her bedroom after telling her parents that she was going to kill herself.
Bond, a devout following of emo - which stands for emotional - was described by her mother as a “normal girl”.
But Roger Sykes, the coroner leading the inquest into the teenager’s death, voiced his concerns about the girl’s involvement with the emo movement.
Bond was a big fan of My Chemical Romance, a band who are often associated with the genre.
Responding to yesterday’s news story, Gigwise reader Rich said he was amazed “how the news media manages to blame a band or an entire genre of music for someone’s suicide or a school shooting every time they can.”
Another reader, Demolition Lover, defended My Chemical Romance, saying the band are “all about helping people and saving people and overcoming addiction”.
Many music fans who contacted Gigwise gave different definitions of emo and questioned the real roots of the genre.
Chris, who was one of the first people to respond, said it was “an un-entertaining music genre that has involved into a lifestyle choice for people who claim not to want to follow a fashion.”
“It’s fundamentally hypocritical. Not too mention the impressionable youth feel they have to mimic the depressive and sad emotions often portrayed in this genre,” he added.
You can read everything people had to say in the full news story HERE.