ignorant and/or close-minded attitude who purposely labels themselves under a specific stereotype and tries to dress the part is (in one form or another) lying to themselves.
I feel as if this is happening a lot because of the "be yourself" and "beat bullying" movement where today's youth doesn't know how to be inspired, so they take whatever they see in the media that is considered to be "unique" and copy, rather than be creative. A 2O13 15 year-old trying to dress and act like a 15 year-old from the thrash crazed youth of the '8Os is just being unreal with himself. I'm sure every generation had a handful of teens who just followed every new style, but today's youth is much more clueless about these things.
Are there any exceptions? Sure! Many of these people from generations past have grown up and had children, whom they taught about their lifestyle and music. These children grow up to like the same things that their parents did in their youth because they were exposed to that at a very young age. However, there is such a thing as peer pressure and if they are only dressing/ acting a certain way because of family or friends, then they are trapped in their own denial and fear of rejection.
Vegetarians can easily fall into these stereotypes as well. We and vegans are already notoriously stereotyped as the "ignorant and annoying animal lovers who can't get a clue that not everyone will give up meat." But I'm sure you wouldn't want to be known as that ignorant hipster vegetarian who judges others but can't get a clue. (I have already seen MANY of those!) You can listen to whatever music you want and wear whatever clothes you want to wear, even if you don't look like someone who listens to the genre that you love the most!
I was raised on '6Os - '9Os Spanish music, gangster rap, '8Os indie pop, different stages of heavy metal, and grunge. To this very day I still love every one of those genres and many more, but my favorite will always be heavy metal. They hold good memories of singing Ozzy songs with my big brother and Deftones songs with my big sister. I was brought up loving this music and would wear band shirts in high school along with the occasional family hand-me-down acid washed denim jacket. I was known as the vegetarian metal head in high school, but that never stopped me from wearing a floral top to school or pink tights. I'm a little older now, and I still wear band shirts every now and then, but if I ever found a piece of clothing that someone would label as punk, vintage, girly, etc. I wouldn't care; if I like the garment then I will wear the darn thing! I know who I am and I wear what I like, regardless of the label that was put on by someone who probably doesn't know any better. If I don't like beer, I'm not going to drink like a "metal head." If I don't like to be extremely rowdy and tough, then I won't act as such!
Looks and music come with a certain personality that people have judged and labeled over the years. Metal heads drink, punks don't care about the law, psychobilly's are dirty and have a bad attitude, hipsters are rudely sarcastic and love cigarettes. One thing that all these people who label themselves have in common is that they're very judgemental towards one-another to see who knows more about certain music, bands, clothing, etc. If you genuinely love a certain style, then wear what you want, but remember that there will be people who will label you as having a certain personality because every "label" has one. Love all the music and styles you want to love, but always be yourself and present yourself in clothing that shows people who you really are. Never force yourself to look up rockabilly, punk, metal, indie, or any type of bands because you want to prove to the world that you're not "fake." You can be into whatever you like, as long as you're not pretending to be into the scene and judging others who try as well.
This is what my childhood room looked like in the '9Os. On the bed is Oso, a.k.a: "Osito Bonito" R.I.P. 1994 - 2O1O