Whatever Happened To Sharks vs. Jets?

03.30.08 | Comment?

My vote for Least Likely Story Of the Year: hundreds of punks and rockabillies are roaming Mexican cities, beating up emo kids.

When I first saw this, I really thought it was from The Onion or something (along the lines of their classic “Dorkwads And Gaywads Form Historic Wad Alliance.”) But no, it’s more like the rumbles between the Mods and the Rockers in London back in the Dark Ages, er, the Sixities.

Why the hell would anyone want to beat up an emo kid? I mean yeah, they’re kind of annoying, but a few harsh words and they’ll run off totheir room to weep (as they listen to Dashboard Confessional).

What’s really not funny is that emo is heavily identified with homosexuality in Mexico, so these are gay-bashing riots in disguise.

My favorite comment, from someone who views this trouble in a positive (!?!) light: “‘It’s a great clusterfuck for the American mind’s idea of Mexico,’ Arellano said. ‘This teaches the rest of the world that Mexico is not just a bunch of cactuses and sombreros.'”

That statement may be the biggest WTF of all.

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