The Fall Out Boy genre debate rages on in Comedy Central’s new satire video. In the video that includes Smosh founder Anthony Padilla, we see four spirited music lovers engaged in hot debate about whether or not Fall Out Boy is emo.
The video contains a slew of funny categories ranging from wanting to work at Zumiez to Pete Wentz‘s penis. Check it out below!
In the hilarious Comedy Central video, we see four people sitting across from one another. Two believe that Fall Out Boy is emo and two believe they are not.
The debate starts by discussing what categorizes an emo band or song, which is a great way to start a debate. We’re sure all of us went to a high school where people though Silverstein were emo or Hawthorne Heights was a screamo band. It’s okay, we forgive them. But, defining what boxes need to be checked to fulfill a genre is important.
“Fall Out Boy falls into the same realm of what many emo kids were listening to back in the early to mid-2000s but it is not emo. It is more pop-punk. Emo should evoke more of a strong emotion. Whether that’s sadness or anger, and Fall Out Boy simply does not do that,” says Padilla.
“That’s like, fully a subjective claim. You being like, Fall Out Boy doesn’t evoke any emotion; I mean I’ve cried listening to Fall Out Boy for sure,” Charlie Bardey chimes in.
“Oh really? Can you name a Fall Out Boy lyric that made you cry?” Which one?” Padilla says.
Bardey then goes on to explain the idea behind a loaded God complex being a gun and how it makes him teat up. The entire bit is satire but certainly hits on many main talking points of a genre conversation. They discuss Fall Out Boy not existing beyond 2006 and their new arena rock vibes. Watch the video below and be prepared to enter a debate in your own head about whether or not Fall Out Boy is emo. They also talk about the scandalous Pete Wentz nudes.
Most importantly though, the debate brings up the real question of whether or not Ashlee Simpson is emo.
If you’re steadfast in your belief on whether or not Fall Out Boy is emo then we’re sure you already have tickets to the Hella Mega Tour they’re on with Green Day and Weezer. It’s nearly sold out but check for tickets here. A full list of dates is below.
THE HELLA MEGA TOUR with Weezer and Fall Out Boy
07/17 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park
07/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park
07/24 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
07/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium
07/28 – Commerce City, CO @ DICK’s Sporting Goods Park
07/31 – Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Field
08/01 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
08/05 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
08/06 – Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field
08/08 – Atlanta, GA @ SunTrust Park
08/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field
08/13 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
08/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park
08/16 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
08/19 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
08/21 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
08/22 – New York, NY @ Citi Field
08/24 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
08/27 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
08/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
Well, is Fall Out Boy emo or not? Sound off below!