Emo kids were notorious for being attention seeking while being oblivious to their methods.
Just like every teen fad.
"Why no child is safe from the sinister cult of emo" - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-566481/Why-child-...
Murder of Sophie Lancaster - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Sophie_Lancaster
I must admit I forgot the Goth kids on South Park are not Emo -