Emo Dad

Emo Dad

Updated May 27, 2014 at 09:40PM EDT by Brad.

Added Feb 01, 2011 at 06:15PM EST by Don.

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Emo Dad is an image macro series centered around various profile pictures posted by MySpace user CrisXcruX, who appears to be a middle-aged man dressed in a “scene” or “emo rock” fashion that is usually associated with teenagers and youth music scenes. The biographical description on his MySpace profile features a poem summing up the character:

Alone it is I face the tide
the swelling waves that drown my pride

For solace is my quiet friend
illuminating thoughts within
which then cast shadows from my doubts
of what my life should be
Too quick to take the lonely path
to climb aboard my broken raft
and cast myself upon life’s sea
and think of no one else but me?

A tortured soul in me resides
Alone it is…I’ll face the tide


CrisXcruX’s MySpace page[1] was created sometime in 2009, with his earliest uploads of profile pictures dating to August 11th, 2009. The original profile image depicted a gloomy middle-aged man taking an iPhone picture of himself in front of a mirror at an angle, which was eventually turned into the default template for “Emo Dad” image macros. As of September 2012, the identity of CrisXcruX remains unknown.


CrisXcruX’s MySpace profile images soon became adopted by other internet users as their avatar pictures. Beginning in September 2009, they were picked up by internet humor blogs like FunnyJunk[2], BuzzFeed[3], Reddit[4] and I Am Bored[5] among others. The images also sparked a debate on a number of internet humor forums like Sherdog[6] and eBaumsworld[7] over the identity of CrisXcruX, with some speculating a midlife crisis as his motive and others advocating his youthful style of fashion.

Notable Examples

Meanwhile on MemeGenerator[8], a series of image macros were produced using the profile image, featuring various captions like “Emo Dad Does Not Approve” and “Justin Bieber 30 Years Later.”

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External References

[1]MySpace CrisXcruX’s Profile

[2]FunnyJunk – Emo Dad Posted on 9/1/09

[3]BuzzFeed – Emo Dad Posted on 11/5/09

[4]Reddit – Emo Dad Posted on 1/29/11

[5]I Am Bored – Emo Dad Not Cool With MySpace Demise [Pic]

[6]Sherdog Forum – Emo Dad Meme / Posted on 12/12/2010

[7]eBaums World Forum – Emo Dad

[8]MemeGenerator – Emo Dad (no longer available)

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