posted on Dec, 22 2012 @ 04:37 PM
I think people jump to satanic theories even when no one claims it. I've seen this a million times with this story so far and I'm not surprised
this is the direction this has gone in.
In 1991, at the age of 14, I was really into wearing black and bright red lipstick. Being a redhead, my skin is pale, so for some reason it made it
worse. I listened to the Cure, siouxsie & the banshees, Echo & the Bunnymen, & other 80s alt or new wave, but also a lot of early 90s shoegaze. I
never identified myself as "goth" (trying to remember if anyone even called it that then), just liked to wear a lot of black. However, it didn't
stop people from calling me a satanist or "devil worshipper", which I wasn't and never have been. Once that gets thrown out there, it sticks.
When my sense of "fashion" evolved from black velvet to baby doll shirts (anyone remember these?), concert tees, & striped tights, fishnets, & red
docs, & purple hair, the label was less thrown out and I was more of a "freak", but it still lurked in the background.
My point? Thank god I wasn't a teen now, because who knows what I would be labeled as, treated as, and what would be pinned on me. Labels are hard
to get rid of and stereotypes run rampant. Sometimes assumptions are just that, assumptions. Doesn't mean people aren't capable of evil things
when they look a certain way, but it doesn't mean that all freaks are hell-bent on mass murders, either.