Encountered this song in spotify, and ended up basking in my 2000s nostalgia with “emo” songs and bands.
As I can recall, the problematic elements of emo culture was glorification of self-harm and suicidal ideation but at least they had their own subculture and a very distinct fashion style. The latter which I remember fondly now for some reason.
It’s probably nostalgia since I grew up in the 2000s and I look at the past with rose tinted glasses and the problems in that era like more bigotry, tends to blur quite a bit because of distance.
I still miss LiveJournal, long-form blogging, forums and html websites, though haha. The internet is so much more corporate and curated now compared to before, unfortunately.
give it a few more years and the internet will be having a 2000s emo punk nostalgia that will replace the 80s and 90s one, lol.