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Goth rant

January 28, 2008

petcouple.jpgQuite a bit of coverage last week on Dani Graves and his girlfriend/pet Tasha Maltby. The couple even appeared on LK Today with Lorraine Kelly today.

All I want to say on the matter of their relationship is that if it suits them then fine. She seems happy with it (in fact if reports are to be believed, she was the instigator) and she seems to lead (‘scuse the pun) a happy lifestyle (no housework, breakfast in bed, plenty of naps – bliss).

But it bugs me that people are holding these two up as freaks and they’re willingly going along with it. Their attention-seeking, and agreeing to go on these programmes to be held up and ridiculed is annoying (although they’re clearly doing it for the money). And when they do it under the guise of goth-dom and “we do this because this is our culture” it actually irks me.

‘Real’ goths – not those who casually throw on a Marilyn Manson T-Shirt and listen to The Mission Best Of album – would call these guys spooky kids, for that is what they are. They’re not giving a good impression of the goth sub-culture, especially in a time when Goths are blamed for school shootings, etc. Why are these try-hards and wannabies always the ones who make it into the media spotlight, and not yer normal everyday goth? They really do give goths a bad name and it frustrates me that tyour typical Mail reader *hack, spit* thinks that these spookies are a true representation of what ‘being’ a goth is. Still, I suppose those people who do need such clear catorgarisation of youth subculture will never be able to understand and need the flashing arrows (ie the dog collars) and the annoying sirens (ie the talking about your ‘strange’ sexual doings and wanting to kill yourself).

PS: Graves… what an excellent surname for a goth.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Marilyn Manson permalink
    January 28, 2008 9:47 pm

    Real Goths dont go out in daylight

  2. January 29, 2008 9:57 am

    yes, yes… and real goths wear black velvet, drink blood, slit their wrists, listen to marilyn manson, are miserable ALL the time and hate everyone.

    did i miss anything out?

  3. Marilyn Manson permalink
    February 2, 2008 7:45 pm

    wern’t you a goth once?

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