Now Emo Kids May Actually Have Something To Cry About

By: Julie Gerstein / May 15, 2012

Here’s a reason to throw on a Saves The Day record and break out your journal: Emo kids might actually be destroying their eyesight with their stupid haircuts. Doctors in Australia say that asymmetrical haircuts — popular with the emo set — are causing an epidemic of lazy eye. “If a young emo chap has a fringe covering one eye all the time, that eye won’t see a lot of detail,” said Andrew Hogan, of the Optometrists Association of Tasmania in a no doubt adorable Australian accident. “And if it happens from a young age, that eye can become amblyotic.” So the lesson here? Mamas don’t let their babies grow up to be emo kids. And if they do, they’ll possibly have a wonky eye. [The Mercury]