In their 12 years in existence, My Chemical Romance made their mark in the world of emo music, a genre named after emotion. So it’s no surprise their fans are heartbroken, and not afraid to show it, after the band announced their breakup over the weekend.
A fan started a petition on Change.org asking My Chemical Romance to embark on a farewell tour before finally calling it quits.
“They ended so abruptly without saying goodbye to their fans properly, and the MCRmy is upset,” the petition said. “They need to do it correctly if they're going to do it at all.”
While dramatic, many of the petition’s signees are showing exactly how the band affected their lives.
“mcr saved my life,” wrote Naomi Buckley on the petition. “if it wasnt for them i wouldn't be here i just need them one more time.. :(“
As of March 25, almost 7,000 people had signed the petition, many with similar comments.
My Chemical Romance released a statement Friday announcing the band would officially be breaking up.
"Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing," the band said in the statement. "And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure.”
Lead singer Gerard Way released a long (2,200 words) and very weird statement later in the weekend.
“I woke up this morning still dreaming, or not fully aware of myself just yet,” the statement started. “The sun poked through the windows, touching my face, and then a deep sadness overcame me, immediately, bringing me to life and realization- My Chemical Romance had ended.”
He goes on to talk about his day and how this will affect his life, what life was like in the band, and what the band meant to the world. But most important, he talks about what the intention of the band was, and that was for the fans.
“Love. This was always my intent.”
The band has not yet commented on the petition, but there is no sign the band would want to embark on another tour, since they have already said their goodbyes.
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