Is it ever okay to admit that you're emo if you truly are one?
So for some reason, many people say that true emos never call themselves emo. Meaning that true emos aren't like allowed to admit that they're emo.
When it comes to the question of who is a true emo or just a poser emo, it's pretty easy to know that which is the true one and which is the fake one.
So if some person's taste in fashion, personality traits, taste in music, lifestyle, etc. match pretty much all of the criteria of the emo subculture, why is it not okay for them to admit that they're emo? That's when a person would be emo. All of the most important traits matching the criteria of the emo subculture.
I'm not emo myself, and I also don't really want to be one, because I just want to be myself, but it kind of frustrates me how there are many true emos that get called "posers" just because they admit that they're emo. It's almost as if such subculture would be some religion or political movement, or some secret agent group where the agents are instructed to not reveal their true identity.
I was emo back when I was 14 though. And of course, most people did see me as an emo as well, but few haters, who weren't even emos themselves, called me a "poser".