Emo subculture or emotional hardcore became a mainstream style during the early 2000s. Emo kids–or simply ’emos’–were easily identified through their gothic fashion, like wearing skinny black jeans with studded belts and wristbands, or sporting an emo side fringe that covered half of their faces. In addition to that, a majority of emo kids listened to rock bands like My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.
Recently, Change.org user 22 Flight Attendants made a petition called “Bring back 2005 emo culture in the 2020s so we can call that decade the RAWRing 20s”. This concept prompted Twitter users to come up with the idea about “Rawring 20s”, which was derived from the decade of the 1920s or Roaring Twenties.
Since a lot of online users felt nostalgic about the “emo movement” petition, it garnered mixed reactions from Twitter users.
goodbye 2010s hello rawring 20s xD pic.twitter.com/ebpFzHgDQq
— mastiff (@m4stiff) January 1, 2020
– Done Before
– Economic Depression is Eminent
– Totally Radical
– Cool and Hip
– X3 *nuzzles you*
— Laine ✨ (@jazzyavocadooo) January 3, 2020
welcome to the rawring 20s xD 😌✨ pic.twitter.com/o4Tt4Avj5X
— Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ 𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘢 Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ (@MlSERABLEBRAT) January 1, 2020
We are ready for rawring 20s ♡ because we never grew out of it.
— ♡ MGK & Stoff ♡ (@realmstoff) January 7, 2020
w3lcome to th3 rawring 20s ~:P xD *:3* pic.twitter.com/UGfrctI95r
— sarah (@jinkgs) January 1, 2020
— MELISSA MARIE. (@MELISSAMARIE) January 5, 2020
With the continuous evolution of fandoms and subcultures, the “emo generation” can now be considered a thing of the past. But what we actually don’t realize is that its influences are still apparent in today’s music and fashion—proof that this era never went away—we all just grew up.
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