Russia Plans ‘Anti-Emo’ Laws, Bans Fringes

Posted on November 17, 2011

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The ‘dangerous teen trend’ is, apparently, a threat to national stability and anti-emo legislation is being drawn up to outlaw kids sporting black hair with fringes that ‘cover half the face’, reports The Guardian.

The new bill describes “emos” as 12-16 year-olds with black and pink clothing, studded belts, painted fingernails, ear and eyebrow piercings, and black hair with fringes that “cover half the face”.

Emo culture’s “negative ideology” may encourage depression, social withdrawal and even suicide, the bill alleges – with young girls being particularly vulnerable.

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