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Old 02-06-2012, 07:15 PM
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I'm going to do it on why mainstream society looks down on metal and need some examples.

If this doesn't work out I'll just change topics.
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:50 PM
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Are you looking for "actual" physical examples, or valid stereotypes? I.E., something thinking metalheads are dirtbags when they see someone w/ disgusting greasy hair and reeks of B.O.?
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:05 PM
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Come to Los Angeles and go to any backyard show. Many answers will be revealed to you.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:44 PM
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:52 PM
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You could report on that shit that happened in like Indonesia a few months ago about police cracking down on a metal show and forcing all the kids there to cut their hair and shit.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:00 PM
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You could report on that shit that happened in like Indonesia a few months ago about police cracking down on a metal show and forcing all the kids there to cut their hair and shit.
If I remember correctly it was a punk show, but still that's a great idea.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:32 AM
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I mean, the obvious example in my opinion would be the whole satanic imagery that normal people tend to associate with metal. Believe it or not, most people aren't a fan of satan...

And the death/gore-centered lyrics never help.
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:36 PM
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Any examples help but steriotypes work also.

I mean the main point that came into my mind would be Columbine being blamed on Manson and Slayer and the such.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:58 PM
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Metalheads as a (real) stereotype:
-Dress and act in unusual ways that often are deliberately 'intimidating' to normal folk, or at the very least look (or are) dirty
-Act very exclusive and territorial about their music/lifestyle
-Use dark/scary/satanic imagery on their perma-metal t shirts and things they say
-Most metal that's gotten radio play in the past 20 years has been simple and angry, which bewilders those who aren't fans.
-Just in general appear and/or act very abrasive to people who aren't into the genre.

So it's clearly something that would rub a lot of 'outsiders' the wrong way. As for why they often receive persecution (various levels of it at least, not sure how comfortable I am with using that word for it, but whatever), it's probably the same reason it happens to any other group of people. People are stupid dicks.

edit: lots of people find lifestyles they can't understand to be scary in a way. for many nonmetalheads, the metal 'lifestyle' is both impossible to understand and scary in addition to that because of the imagery/negative energy involved.
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People are stupid dicks.
Pick your favorite response:
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  • Yeah, so what's your point?
  • This is the very reason metal (and thus metalheads) exist in the first place.
  • What do you mean, you people?
  • You've been hanging around ravenheart lately, haven't you?
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