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A teen girl obsessed with a “suicide cult” rock band, hanged herself two weeks after becoming an “emo”, an inquest heard today.

Talented karate artist and “model pupil” Hannah Bond, 13, and fan of controversial band My Chemical Romance, was found hanging from beneath her bunk bed with a tie in the early hours of September 23 at her family home in East Peckham.

She had several self-inflicted cuts in parallel fashion on her left wrist, which she told her dad was “an initiation into emo”, the inquest at Maidstone Coroners’ Court was told.

The petite, year nine pupil had in the months prior become obsessed with the teen trend (emo) - a popular fashion and lifestyle fad followed by kids who emulate the older ‘gothic’ crowd.

On her Bebo page Miss Bond, who used the online name Living Disaster and has internet friends with names like Sam Suicide, said she was obsessed with the hugely popular My Chemical Romance band, who hit number one with their last album, The Black Parade.

Her mother, Heather Bond, told the court how she learned The Black Parade is “where you go when you die” as she researched the emo fad.

She said: “The whole concept is aimed at people Hannah’s age.”

“In emo it is a very glamorous death to hang yourself.”

“There are websites that show pink teddies hanging themselves.”

“The band she was into, the music she was into - the whole thing is based on The Black Parade which is all about dying.”

“She called emo a fashion and I thought it was normal.”

“I didn’t know about the cuts. She used to wear emo bracelets so her wrists were concealed.”

“Hannah was just a normal girl.”

“She had loads of friends.”

“She could be a bit moody but I though it was just because she was a teenager.”

“In the months before she had become obsessed with the internet.”

“But there were no signs this was going to happen.”

“She had everything to live for.”

In a tribute book left at a shrine at her school following Miss Bond’s death a pal wrote: “I hope you enjoy The Black Parade.”

Her father, Ray Bond, a sensei at the Kyokushin Karate Club in Gravesend, where Hannah was a member, wept as he said: “Two weeks before her death, I saw the cuts. I asked her about them and we discussed how it was an emo initiation.”

“She promised me she would never do it again.”

“She was in in touch with emos all over the world, particularly from America, over the internet.”

“The night before she hanged herself she came into the room and gave me a big kiss and said ‘I love you, Dad’.”

In the hours before her death Miss Bond had been hanging out with her boyfriend and others at a pal’s home.

She had not phoned her parents for a lift home when she was supposed to, playing up after she was told she would not be able to sleep over.

Her mum and older sister Jessica picked her up more than an hour and a half later to find that Hannah was “hyper active”.

Heather said: “She was hyperventilating. She used to drink the energy drink Kick, I don’t know if it had to do with that. She said she wanted a cuddle, so I reached back to her.”

As Hannah entered her family home she said she wanted to go straight upstairs. Heather told how she said: “I want to kill myself.”

That was the last time she was seen alive.

Nicola Appleton, the mother of one of the boys at whose home Miss Bond was spending time earlier that night, told the court how in the weeks prior she too had discovered cuts on her son’s arm.

She said: “He said they all did it.”

“I told him it had to stop. He just said emos all do it.”

“He said he didn’t really want to hurt himself and the cuts weren’t very deep.”

“He had done it at school with a compass.”

Vanessa Everett, the headteacher at the Mascalls School were Miss Bond was regarded as an outstanding pupil, admitted there had been serious concerns over the spread of the emo lifestyle among students.

She said: “Hannah was known to me as a model student.”

“Everybody said she was a lovely, bubbly student who worked hard.”

“Right up to the weeks before she died Hannah was getting honours for her work in her lessons.”

“But we are very aware of this fashion trend which started with some of the older students.”

“Part of the problem it posts for us is it involves superficial self harm.”

“It can be difficult for us to differentiate between those students who were doing it because of serious psychological or emotional issues and those who are doing it for a fashion statement.”

“We wouldn’t have classified Hannah as one of those students with serious psychological or emotional problems.”

Recording a verdict of suicide, coroner Roger Sykes said: “She was a family friendly girl who was doing well as school.”

“A girl, aged 13 years, has taken her own life for no reason that could be regarded by anyone as sensible or justified and if in doing so she was thinking about how this would go down with those others who were involved with the emo fad; I just believe this a terrible tragic explanation for what happened.”

“It was not glamorous. It was a tragic loss of life.”

Visitors to the Miss Bond’s Bebo profile page are greeted with the words “Hi I’m Hannah and I’m addicted to My Chemical Romance especially Gerard Way”.

She even lists her hometown as “The Black Parade!!!”, and her playlist shows she has been repeatedly listening to 14 of the group’s hits.

She also asks friends to take part in an online vote on which member of My Chemical Romance is the sexiest.

The page is decorated with pictures of an emo girl with blood-spattered wrists after slashing herself in an apparent suicide bid.

Another picture shows a child’s exercise book scrawled with the words “Dear Diary, today I gave up…”.

She also glorifies in the slogan: “Brave is knowing that tomorrow isn’t a bright and happy future.”

Dozens of Miss Bond’s heartbroken friends have left tributes on her Bebo page.

One friend explicitly referred to the lyrics of Miss Bond’s favourite song when she wrote: “I’ll love you forever, I’ll never forget you, I’ll hold on to these memories till we meet again in the black parade.”

Another friend, Bonnie Price, wrote: “I miss you so much, when I found out I was devastated. I love you so much.”

Another added: “Black tears of death bring red tears of love and memories.”

My Chemical Romance have repeatedly come under fire for ‘glamorising’ suicide.

The band hit the mainsteam in October 2006 when their single Welcome To The Black Parade topped the charts.

Earlier hundreds of young devotees had queued all night outside London’s Oxford Street Virgin Megastore for a chance to see the band’s intimate in-store performance.

In the hit single the band’s frontman Gerard Way sings: “And though you’re dead and gone believe me your memory will carry on, will carry on.

“And in my heart I can’t contain it, the anthem won’t explain it.”

“Your misery and hate will kill us all. So paint it black and take it black.”

“Do or die, you’ll never make me, because the world will never take my heart. Though they try, they’ll never break me. We want it all, we wanna play this part.”


Source >> http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23482961-details/Girl,+13,+hangs+herself+after+becoming+obsessed+with+Emo+'suicide+cult'+rock+band/article.do

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My reaction to this....

First, sympathy to the family, and the friends of this girl.

Second, I don't think it's fair to blame it on the band... MCR is a band who doesn't want their fans doing violent stuffs both to other people and to themselves. Using the band as an escape goat is utterly stypid.

Third, [this goes to the 'rents] if you see someone who is close to you with cuts and marks... you don't dismiss it as a "fashion". Personally, I think that if the 'rents talked to their daughter about the cuts and stuffs, this could have been avoided.
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I think... as I saw in a documentary that if a thirteen year old kid listens to something that tells you if you die, you will go to
certain place and they do it. The documentary gave Ozzy Osbourne's "Suicide Solution" example, that a 13 year old boy would
take it litterally... that just proves that people just can't actually "read", not only look at the letters.
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first i have to say....it's not all my chemical romance fault. But if your daughter hangs her self up. and all the facts point to My chemical romance. Then i get why the blame it on them.I would!!..but i know that The meaning of the song is not really about dying. Owke maby some songs from the black parade.My chemical romance*Gerard* left a messige that he doesn't really like emo.I think by that. he means what it is about..And i hate when people say it's just a fasion statement.. it isn't...The point is i think that my chemical romance doesn't want to be apart of anything with harming your self............

but my dear. respect and sympathy. for the family..
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That is utterly ridiculous bullshit.

The following will sound harsh.

There is no true way to know why this girl killed herself. Since she's dead we can't ask her, and therefore she will be the only one to know the TRUTH of the matter.

Now, yes, people can take somethings literally that they shouldn't have or become so obsessed with something that death befalls them in some way, for example, that kid who died trying to imitate Gaara from Naruto. In those situations it was their own stupidity to blame, not whatever they were focused on. Some people are stupid there's just no getting around that.

And I'm sorry, but even if she did take the song literally, why would she follow what it said? I'm sorry but that is pure idiocy. I mean, if I heard a song telling me to kill myself and decided that that really is what the band want people to do, THAT DOESN"T MEAN I'D DO IT! How stupid can one person possibly be? You don't kill yourself just because someone (no matter who that someone is or even if it is a group of someones) tells you to.

Millions of people who love MCR listen to them everyday and manage not to kill themselves. This girl is the exception NOT the rule.

It was her choice to commit suicide, hers and hers alone. She is the only one to blame for this.

When someone commits suicide everyone tries to find someone/something else to blame besides the person actually responsible, and thats wrong.

If anyone in anyway (other than the girl) holds some blame, I would say its the parents. No good parent who loved and was interested in their child would dismiss cutting (SELF-MUTILATION/MASOCHISM) as a "fashion."

In closing, anyone stupid enough to kill themselves over a song, deserves to die.
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saiyukilover wrote:

If anyone in anyway (other than the girl) holds some blame, I would say its the parents. No good parent who loved and was interested in their child would dismiss cutting (SELF-MUTILATION/SADISM) as a "fashion."



Exactly, my point. Very well said my dear.

Let's put it this way... Let's pretend you have a daughter or a son...
Then he/she comes to you and says "Hey Mom, guess what.. I'm into a deathcult and I have to slit my wrist and cut myself so that I could be accepted.", will you smile and say "oh, that's great... yada, yada, blah, blah." and just brush it off like it's something that everyone does?

YOU DON'T! Even if the rest of the world does that, you don't want your child doing those shxts...
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heh, that's a LIE!
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These people are evil, first of all, it's not the band's fault it the girl's, you shouldn't take things like this litterally, and I can't believe the parents let her do that to herself, I mean WTF?!?!? Who lets they're own daughter/son cuting themselves JUST for fashion? WTF!??!
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....wow thats just wow... i mean that is just the stupidest thing as you all have stated how can you blame the band i mean seriously its like wtf

As Hannah entered her family home she said she wanted to go straight upstairs. Heather told how she said: “I want to kill myself.”
i mean if ur kid who although was at a point a very bubbly person but then u discover tht she cuts herself and hangs out with the "wrong ppl" and than one day she tells you that a little while after finding cuts and saying its a fashion statement its more retarded than ppl who r born with some mental disability cuz if u not u should be able to recognize things better and know better. and then the mom just lets it slide id ask if she was my daughter to talk at least. even more than tht i find it stupid how people are all oh shes listens to MCR and blabla bla she wears dark clothes she must cut herself cuz thts what being emo is all about well its FUKIN not cuting makes you a cutter not emo id h8 2 have her parents and her brother is just as stupid i mean u dont do sumthing cuz "every1" does it chances r more ppl say they do and dont really do a than sayin and doin and i mean ppl who might cut themselves wont go around to their friends and be all "look i cut myself just to fit in with those fucktards that need to get a life and realize cutting just becuz " and what kind of friends did she have if they knew and didnt say shit i mean what r the odds of a girl like her not telling a single person what she'll do i just hate this shit just likethis 1 kid in my gym class who makes fun of it urg i couldnt help yelling at him cuz u know my bffs friend cut herself and she went 2 the hospitol and is now in a mental center thing and god why cant ppl just shut up and learn ..... and last thing didnt they have tht song like after Gerards dad died or sumthing and if so it only maks sence tht hed want to ease the pain by writing song tht if u die ull go 2 a good place not implying earth is horrible place 2 be go ease the pain of life and kill urself argg sry 4 writin so much but things like this really set me off
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Omg this is wrong, dont blame it on MCR. It's not their fault that the lyrics confused the poor girl. Her parents said she was happy and bubbly but she might be the depressing girl on the inside, you'll never know...
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AHHHH has anyone heard about the prostest thing. in london or something.....
i cant believe some one could blame MCR for a girl commiting suicide.....
disgusting
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AHHHH has anyone heard about the prostest thing. in london or something.....
i cant believe some one could blame MCR for a girl commiting suicide.....
disgusting


Oh yeah.... The protest on the 31st of this month...


My Chemical Romance fans’ march against The Daily Mail next weekend (May 31) could attract up to a thousand protestors, says the organisers.

As previously reported, fans of the band are set to march in London to protest against press misrepresentation of their heroes, especially in The Daily Mail.

Smith, who only began to organise the march last Friday (May 16), told NME.COM: “At my last check there were 426 entries on the list, but I’m expecting to have at least 500 by tomorrow evening (May 24). [The police] are asking for numbers and I’m thinking maybe I should say a thousand.”

Explaining that the march is “100% for My Chemical Romance” rather than emo music in general, Smith said: “The [Daily Mail's] words ’suicide cult’ really stand out for me, because it’s just so far from the truth. As a fanbase it’s such an insult ’cause we fight so hard and so many of us suffer from depression, and we fight everyday to ward it off.

“The way [many teenagers are] fighting it is with My Chemical Romance’s help and it’s just such an insult to tell us that the last thing we have to hold on to and the last thing that’s keeping us alive is killing us, because it’s not.”

Smith directly attacked the Daily Mail’s suggestion that the emo group promotes suicide and self-harm, saying: “My Chemical Romance is my whole life and I take it very seriously, but at the same time the message that we’re taking seriously isn’t about death and how you should die and killing yourself and all that, it’s about how you should love life and experience every moment that you can.”

The march, set to begin at Hyde Park’s West Pond in central London, takes place on the afternoon of May 31.

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This story is really true. It's been over the net. And I think it's stupid for the newspapers.media to have blame the cause of death of that 13 year old girl who was said to be a "MODEL STUDENT" gone emo, to the famous band which is not EMO. My Chemical Romance.

Many people nowadays are turning to Emo. saying it was a fashion trend, music, style, etc. but still they shouldn't do self-mutilation just to please others. Neither they should sucide.

Just don't blame MCR.
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The Daily Mail responds to the protest


The Daily Mail (who recently ran the somewhat sensationalist headlines Why no child is safe from the sinister cult of emo and Girl, 13, hangs herself after becoming obsessed with Emo 'suicide cult' rock band) have reacted to today's demonstration by My Chemical Romance fans.

"The Daily Mail’s coverage of the 'Emo' movement has been balanced, restrained and above all, in the public interest. Genuine concerns were raised at the inquest earlier this month on 13 year old emo follower Hannah Bond who had been self-harming and then tragically killed herself. From DrownedInSound and ThrashHits.com

"In common with other newspapers we ran an accurate news story recording the Coroner's remarks and the parents' comments. We also published two other articles, one of which explained the background to the Hannah tragedy in calm and un-sensational language.

"The other was a first person opinion piece by a well-known writer, written from the perspective of a mother concerned for her children. We have also run two prominent page lead letters from an emo music fan and from a fan of My Chemical Romance defending their point of view.

"Our music critic admires the music of the band and publicised the band’s UK tour last year. Since this protest was announced a great deal of misinformation has appeared on the internet, much of which confuses what the Daily Mail has actually published with the comments of website readers and 'blogs' over which we have no control and which have stirred up emotions.

"We note it has been pointed out by others that all this provides wonderful publicity for Warners and their impending release of My Chemical Romance's latest album.

"The Daily Mail is a broad church and is always ready to listen to the views of readers. We do, however, suggest those who want to protest or comment read everything we have published and act on fact not rumour."


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Okay I sent my sympathy to the family and friends, but I really hated that she did something stupid like that. Seriously
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