Originally Posted by Blood Red Lucario
I got a laugh out of this after thinking back to all the legal issues in Russia already. Seriously, if a kid doesn't want to be happy let them. Not like making it illegal would do anything except force it into not being public.
IMO depression is a stage and being emo is a tag saying they're depressed. Therefore emo= stage.
The ban makes sense because being emo is self destructive depression, and the suicide element is what Russia likely wants to get rid of. Making it illegal would yes, be hampering on a few freedoms, but in the light of it all, it would steer kids and teens away from the depression.
People have died from this emo trend, I don't blame Russia at all for trying to get rid of it.