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May 31st We March

A peaceful protest will be taking place in London this coming Saturday to highlight that My Chemical Romance is not a ‘suicide cult’ - as they have been recently dubbed in the English media - but in fact a band that ‘wants to save your life.’ So far the press release for the details of the march has been as follows:

There will be a protest held in Hyde Park, on May 31st 2008, from 10am until 10pm. This protest is being held in order to raise awareness on My Chemical Romance’s acutely anti-suicide message and the serious issue of depression, especially in teenagers. A turnout of over 250 people is currently confirmed, predicted to at least double.

This is a peaceful protest in honour of US rock band, My Chemical Romance. Hundreds of fans will gather with one motive, to unite. We hope to show that My Chemical Romance is not a ‘suicide cult’ - as the Daily Mail has called them in a recent article - but simply a rock band that wants to save people’s lives. Depression is a serious thing and careless journalism runs the risk of trivializing it; especially as far as teenage depression is concerned. My Chemical Romance have always tried to ward their fans away from depression and aid them in seeking help, even going as far as to call suicide hotline numbers from the stage. Whereas, badly researched journalism is in danger of promoting irresponsible stereotyping and taking away from depression as a serious medical illness.

Many My Chemical Romance fans can be quoted saying, "MCR saved my life." Through their work and messages sent to the fans to look after themselves and love life, they help much of their fan base to survive depression. The Daily Mail condemns them to the opposite of this, backing their claims up with misquoted, out-of-context lyrics; avoiding lyrics such as, "I am not afraid to keep on living," from the song "Famous Last Words." Nor do they pick up on quotes such as the following, said by Gerard Way multiple times on their recent world tour, "If you find yourself depressed, hurt, like an outcast or feel that the only place you can fit in is at a show like this, that's not the case. We all do belong in this world and we all have a place in this world." On their DVD, released back in the Revenge era and widely adored amongst fans, the following message is spoken only minutes into the two-hour long clip; "We're definitely a band that wants to save your life."

There has also been some recent confusion as to what site is the authentic site for the protest, we can confirm that (two T's, not one) is the official site with key information about the protest. However there is a duplicate site that has formulated which eerily mimics the genuine Please make sure you are on the correct site before adding your name to the list pledging that you will be present at the protest. Moreover this fraudulent site has spawned awful rumours of mass suicide which is of course is false. The protest will be conducted in a peaceful and respectful manner.

May 29th, 2008


  • Muerte Poetica

    I. Hate. the. daily. mail

    Muerte Poetica, January 26th, 2009 at 02:23:10pm

  • monster-ray

    i whis i could have went i support my chemical romance all the way and i really know alot about them 2 know that they are trying 2 save are lifes and not just saying that.

    monster-ray, November 16th, 2008 at 11:20:57pm

  • burymeinblood

    I wish i could've gone, Though i live in Manchester. D:
    Its only a drive away, i know. But my mum is too lazy. dammit.
    f*ck the daily mail :)

    burymeinblood, September 11th, 2008 at 05:52:36am

  • Its 'effing Vonda!

    MCR ROX!!! and they know it...they probably get a kick out of causing riots!! suicidal! hah! mcr's anything but suicidal! i suppose that's what u get for putting your feelings into the form of song!

    Its 'effing Vonda!, August 15th, 2008 at 01:20:20am

  • mcr girl 4life

    mcr are the best band ever so y are they saying that all they want is mcr just stop playing and poeple who do that don't know what there mean in the muisc they take it in a bad way but we don't like i read in a book if someone is going turne some sh*t they sounld go to one of there show and heal like i did i did some sh*t that made my family piss off but poeple who do that is stupe!!!!!!!!!! mcr rock's

    mcr girl 4life, August 7th, 2008 at 05:06:13pm

  • mcr girl 4life

    f@#$ that it's juat the people who do that it's not mcr

    mcr girl 4life, August 7th, 2008 at 04:59:34pm

  • Hatebreeder.

    They HAD to blame MCR............ bad research. Newspapers these days need to fill newspapers with stories, stuff like this happens alot, They probably blamed MCR because they have a High Profile and because they are popular in england people will see that and think "Ooooo whats this about My Chemical Romance Being a death cult?" *reads on.*

    Hatebreeder., July 20th, 2008 at 04:12:54am

  • Sarahbree

    yeah just cauz they cant pick on anyone else they pick on mcr and if you kill yourself it's stupid to blame a band i mean come on that is so freaking lame she must have had other problems RIP though

    Sarahbree, July 7th, 2008 at 07:49:30am

  • mcrallie

    I'm of course talking about Hannah Bond, the 13 year old girl who killed herself. All this started because of her. I'm not blaming her. If it wasn't Hannah, it would have been some other suicidal teenager.

    mcrallie, June 30th, 2008 at 09:31:24pm

  • mcrallie

    Wish I could have been there. I've already stated my opinion on this too many times today, so I'm tired of it, and what I want to say has mostly been said.
    It's sad; it's her fault, but I do feel bad for her because to kill yourself you must live in a living hell and/or be messed up. Don't blame the music. If she weren't emo, nobody would be blaming the music she liked. How about placing some blame on the parents?

    mcrallie, June 30th, 2008 at 08:28:15pm

  • jazreen48!...

    I hope I was there....duh!,,MCR is not a sadist cult or whatever negative and evil name they attach to the band...their songs are my escape from the world...I just play them in my room and sing with it and that's it...I never slit my wrist or kill people...I love God and I love MCR...

    jazreen48!..., June 30th, 2008 at 02:45:28am

  • Pansy Wayero

    So many times i feel angry at my family coz they trash talk MCR and then I hear the Daily Mail are calling MCR a suicide cult?! how dare they! I remember one time when MCR saved my life. I was upset and so I held a knife to my wrists ready to commit suicide but before i could do it i heard on the radio im not okay i promise starting to play and i sat there and sang along to it. by the end of the song i felt like someone understood me and i didnt even notice that i had dropped the knife onto the floor. But the Daily Mail never want to know about that. If I had the money I would have gone to that protest. i just want to say that everyone who did go, i may not have been there in person but i was there in spirit. MCR has saved my life many times. oh yeah and i just realised that the daily mail should look at the amount of porn in their newspapers before they trash talk MCR

    Pansy Wayero, June 27th, 2008 at 10:28:09am

  • rockchick1012

    The Daily mail sucks, bet its full of squares in pinstripe suits listening to Radio 2. I'm 38, I like MCR and loads of other rock and EMO bands, I aint gonna kill myself, I did think about it once, but rock and EMO music hepled me get through the tough times. its harder being a teenager now than when I was a teenager, they have more stuff to worry about, those teenagers that killed themselves must have had something that had gone on in their lives to make them need to do it, NOT the music. The Daily Mail need someone to lay the blame on, they need to look at the teenagers personal life and family life before they lay any blame on the music, it was just easier for them to blame the music that to look at anything else. MCR rock, I shall be a fan till I die ( of natural causes!!!!!!!!)

    rockchick1012, June 25th, 2008 at 05:52:39pm

  • FAYE

    i went :D it was soo amazing. like incredible. even though i went alone, i got there and i felt like i was at home, like i was with family..i met so many great people :)
    seriously it was one of the best days of my life and i'll never forget it.
    oh and BTGW, if the two people who were wearing the skeleton jumpsuits have accounts, pleeeeease tell me where you got them- i've looked everywhere geez lol.

    FAYE, June 17th, 2008 at 06:51:35pm

  • xXIMINmyownworldXx

    YAY MCR doesnt take away lives they save them i love them to death,
    i support this march and [ f*ck the daily mail ].Also to all the people who
    think there emo get it straght they are PUNK NOT EMO!!!


    xXIMINmyownworldXx, June 16th, 2008 at 01:41:57pm

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