The Sun has some fresh link bait up today, claiming the Russian government has introduced a law that makes goth and emo music illegal. We’re not so sure about the validity of this story, but it’s sure to pop up on Huffpo and Perez at some point today, so let’s take a look now.
“A BIZARRE new Russian law hopes to make emo and goth music illegal in the eastern European country,” they wrote. “It could signal the end of heavy eyeliner and black nail polish for the kids who love to bop about to the likes of MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE and THURSDAY.”
So a law banning emo makeup means they’re banning emo music? Even if the law in question is real (they never cite any specific law or legislator), this doesn’t really suggest they’re making music illegal. I mean, if you outlaw Shutter Shades, are you banning Kanye West’s music?
“The weekend saw mass protests by Russian emo kids,” the article continues. “DMITRY GILEVICH of Russian emo band MAIO said: ‘Expressing psychological emotions is not forbidden by law.’”
Sounds like Dmitry isn’t too worried, but I’ll bet that protest is pretty awesome.