Goths, I love 'em! I even used to be one for a bit (well, I was a Didi-Goth for at least 6 months). But there's one thing that troubles me about our cheery friends: what to do they do in summer? All that makeup, long black leather and rubber must get very sticky. I think we should show our respect for these poor unfortunates, struggling to stand out from the vanilla crowd despite blazing temperatures and sunshine that puts the rest of us in shorts and vest tops. Join me in celebrating the majesty of the Goth, who, eschewing any practicality whatever, still has the commitment to don a full length leather trenchcoat, stupid New Rock boots, and half a Superdrug counter of makeup. All hail the Hot Goth!


Presidential Goth of Approval

Thanks to loads of people

Gothiness: 8 Sweatiness: 9
Yup, that's St Barack, and that's the Spanish PM, and those are his children. His totally, all out Goth-rocking progeny. As teenage Spaniards it is their duty (their DUTY I tell you) to dress this way. Next year they'll be taking a world tour of Goth heritage sites as part of a cultural exchange. They will bring delicious tapas and backpacks with cuddly bears on the zips, and we'll flog them dodgy bangles from Camden Market that make your skin go green.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love it!

krista said...

how AWESOME! hahahahaha

Jordan said...

This is the best thing I have seen all day.

Anonymous said...

Great photo but Spains on a mission to get this photo removed from the internet.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_ts930

Photographer Leia said...

I've been reading the comments on a number of web articles about the picture and I think the treatment of these girls is positively ridiculous. With all the outcry the public was making you would think the girls has shown up in thigh high boots and a pvc mini when in reality they are well covered in tasteful long black dresses. I simply don't understand society sometimes.

Little Kid said...

My first thought was 'this a photoshop job, surely?' I actually love the expression on her face, it's like she can't quite believe it herself.

Being a Goth in Spain though, with all that sunlight... Sheesh.

Adalmin said...

They look so precious! And their gothy mom looks proud too haha.

Sarah said...

To be clear, Spain has a law protecting the publication of information about minors, including their photo, without parental consent. So the Spanish attempts to remove the photo have nothing to do with these particular kids, but rather with constitutional law.

krista said...

wow i didn't realize there was such a scandal!

they're dressed much more modestly than most girls who are in the public eye.

krista said...

oh...after reading that article i see why they're trying to remove it.

Anonymous said...

I think the bigger problem here is that the girls both look like variations of Uncle Fester with hair...

Anonymous said...

TOTALLY WONDERFUL!! Glad to see it before it gets yanked down.

Anonymous said...

sware to god that now i really like the spanish president!!! he has two goths daughters and doesnt pretend they dress "good" for some important picture.

The Steampunk said...

Dig that, Anon, he's a chill poppa for sure. He's hilarious, too... look up his various gaffes for some good laughs sometime.

Vally Val said...

The awkward slouches make me want to cuddle them and give them some leafy greens.

The Steampunk said...

Considering the custom of basically NEVER allowing news photography of political families in Spain, I wonder if maybe the daughters specifically requested to have a picture with the Obamas. They are VERY popular with young people aroung the globe. I mean, my man Barry (Barack for all you non-yankees) is right on the verge of producing Micheal Jackson-esque hordes of screaming, hysterical...what did you call them, tottys?

TheHolyFatman said...

St. Barack. haha. Better then the Alternative---Bush, Part III

Lauren said...

PM for Prime Minister, or night time? A good combo.

Miranda said...

Why is the girl on the right *leaning* on the Prez? That's really odd. :/

Photographer Leia said...

Miranda, I don't think she is. The photographer probably told her to move in a litle bit so that she woudln't get cut out of the picture. B/c they are both wearing black you can't see that there is a distance between them. that is my guess anyways.

Yayo said...

It not their duty at all, i'm Spanish and I know it for sure: they're stupid goths and that's it ^g^

The scandal came from Spanish laws that forbid child images in public media without their parents consent but the photo came out elsewhere.

Also we laughed a lot at them because they look just like a pair of tables in front of the group.

Chrissy said...

I thought they were wax sculptures because they are so shiny. Also, does the one with the Wiccan necklace on have scoliosis or something?

D said...

I say it's the mother's fault. I mean, just look at her.

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