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Teens in Goth suicide pact shocker

An inquest into the suicide of two young people in Sydney blows the lid off the Goth subculture threatening your children. Goths, who are recognisable by piercings and a liking for Marilyn Manson and Korn, are into magic and the occult and given to self-harm and even suicide pacts:
Late yesterday, a school friend - a member of a Goth clique at the South Coast high school the girl attended - told the inquest her friend had been into white magic, Wicca, not the dark magic she said some Goths followed.
I wonder what the serious Wiccans make of teenage angstpuppies appropriating their religion as a badge of hormonal alienation.
She said while some "heavy Goths" were into self-harm and talked of suicide, it was only once - on the night her friend ran away and came to stay at her house - that she mentioned suicide.
I think I've witnessed the "heavy Goth" phenomenon. They'd be the ones hanging around shopping centres in size-XXXL Marilyn Manson/Cradle of Filth T-shirts, pale flesh bulging out from fishnet tops.

There are 3 comments on "Teens in Goth suicide pact shocker":

Posted by: threeze Wed Oct 26 13:36:51 2005

i think they are getting confused between goths and livejournalists.

Posted by: acb Wed Oct 26 14:21:21 2005

I think they call themselves "goths" because "metalhead" is two syllables too long or something. And because the only other contenders for the title are a bunch of greying Bauhaus fans and PVC-clad pill-popping sysadmins.

Posted by: El Bizarro Wed Oct 26 19:39:10 2005

I don't see what the problem is, isn't this natural selection after all?