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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

My Chemical Romance Fans March Against the Media

posted by on May 21 at 11:46 AM

True.

According to punknews.org, London My Chemical Romance fans are going to march in protest “against the depiction of the band in the media” after Telegraph blamed the band for the recent suicide of a 13-year-old fan.

Fans of My Chemical Romance have unveiled plans to march across London in protest against the depiction of the band in the media. The march, to be held on May 31, will begin at Hyde Park’s West Pond and end outside the offices of The Daily Mail. The protest stems from the newspaper’s callous attempt to shift blame to the band in the tragic suicide of 13-year old Hannah Bond.

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Now that's just silly, and I won't allow it.

These "emos" or whatever they like to be called (yes, I know that MCR is not "real" emo), have taken the idea of a music fad waaaaaaay too far. A protest march? Are you kidding me?

I don't recall any stories of protest marches by young pseudo-goths when the media was blaming Columbine on Marilyn Manson, or any stories of marching heshers back when Tipper Gore was blaming Ozzy for everything short of the death of Jesus Christ...

Posted by Hernandez | May 21, 2008 12:18 PM
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Hell, I'm against any and all depiction of My Chemical Romance in the media, sign me up.

Posted by Eric Grandy | May 21, 2008 1:09 PM
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The reason protests havnt been done in the past for these other bands is becuase these other bands havnt influenced lives and impacted peoples lives in the way that My Chemical Romance have. If youre not a fan.. you will never understand.. but this band saves lives.. not the opposite. they teach you to love yourself and to not take shit from anyone.. and they also encourage anyone that is depressed to seek help. they understand the terrible state some teenagers are in trying to grow up and find where they fit in.. the world needs more bands and people like them to say it how it is and stand up and be a beacon of hope and faith for kids that feel let down and ignored by society. You can try and ignore it and fight it if you want - the same as the punk culture when it started - but its evolution baby.. someones gotta stand up and say f*** you.. this band and this message means something to me and were going to show the world that they teach us love.. not the opposite.

And saying 'Now thats just silly and i wont allow it' is ridiculous! youre just proving how this problem came about in the 1st place. People like you who are closed minded and dont want to see outside your little box. This is a music fad. its waaaaaay more than that!

Posted by mcr fan | May 27, 2008 10:16 PM

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