Saturday, 11 December 2010

Armenian + Emo = Armo?

Related: Degradation and stupidity. Police in Armenia hunts down perceived emo teenagers, confiscates ‘weapons of mass destraction’, oh, sorry, souvenirs

*via Gawker

Armenian Police: Emo Music Can "Distort Our Gene Pool"

A full-blown panic over emo music has taken hold of the Armenian capital of Yerevan, after a 15-year-old "emo" kid committed suicide. The Chief of Police warns that kids being into emo music will somehow produce a generation of mutants.

Here's how EurasiaNet describes the reaction of the Armenian Chief of Police:
No law prohibits people from being emos, but police have left little doubt that their tolerance for emo fans is in short supply. In a December 6 interview with the newspaper Hraparak, Armenian Chief of Police Alik Sargsian commented that "emos are dangerous" and can "distort our gene pool."
"I do not like emos, in fact. I absolutely don't like them. I do not understand or accept them," said Sargsian.
Some Armenian scientist should probably do a study where they expose rats to three Fallout Boy EPs a day and see what happens.

(thanks to Walter (& Katy) for the title of my post)

1 comment:

artmika said...

Now Rolling Stone posted re cracking down on emo in Armenia. What can I say more. Ridiculous being of Armenia police chief. Not only he is making a laughing stock of himself (that's fine, he doesn't have to try too hard for it), but his actions put a ridicule on Armenian authorities as a whole. I am not even talking here about rule of law, human rights...

Armenian Authorities Cracking Down On Emo Music