Behind the whiny, world-is-against-me music and thick eyeliner roams a degenerate Western threat to traditional Armenian culture!
Police in Yerevan have been conducting a campaign against the capital’s small but controversial emo community since the recent suicides of two teenagers who were rumoured to have been emo fans.
They claim that the subculture represents a threat to young people’s welfare.
Officers have visited schools, searched pupils whose distinctive clothing marks them out as possible ’emos’, and mounted surveillance on public places where young people gather.
Several fans have been detained for questioning, despite the lack of any specific legislation against the musical genre or its followers.
In a recent newspaper interview, Armenia’s Chief of Police, Alik Sarkisian, claimed that emo could “damage our gene pool”. “We should fight against such phenomena because they are morally harmful to our people,” he said.