So I went to see a movie with Maureen and Dana this weekend (Identity) and before we went the theater Dana just had to go into this clothing store. Since I am a guy I did not pay any attention to the name of the store, but I did notice with something between disgust and sadness that most of the apparel had a pre-packaged Punk motif. How nice to know that you can buy anti-establishment clothing off the rack with the promise of the quality you have come to expect from your favorite corporate retailers. Come display your rebellious nature in pre-worn poly-cotton blend T’s and faded denim. Buy a jacket with a Hello Kitty like cutesy skull and crossbones emblazoned on it. Fun for you and safe for the establishment.
Now this isn’t really a big deal to me, but when I was a kid spiking my mohawk with a mixture of egg whites and Aquanet (talk about a hold that could put out an eye) I was beaten and harassed by jocks mostly for my appearance on a fairly regular basis and it is ironic that it is now the big fashion statement among a generation that thinks Avril Lavigne is Punk. Hell, I saw a girl who was probably no older than 17 wearing a T-shirt with a DK’s logo on it and I wondered if a) she had ever listened to any of their music or b) understood what the name of the band referred to.
Hey kids here’s an idea… buy a black magic marker, some bleach, and a butt load of safety pins and make your own Punk fashion statement. Or better yet find a completely new look, just not that stupid look where you wear your pants down around your knees. That’s retarded.