The E-Boy Epidemic


Alejandro Yanez

There are billions of boys in the world. To be more specific, there are around 3.7 billion people of the male species. With those 3.7 billion people also comes several types of boys. You have the good boys, the bad boys, the smart boys, the emo boys, the nice boys, the rude boys, I mean there are just so many it’s hard to keep count at this point.

However there is a new type of boy taking the world by storm. One we have never seen before and he self identifies as the e-boy.

Now if you don’t know what an e-boy is, the Urban Dictionary defines him as “A boy that probably skates, has his nails painted with rings, wears beanies, maybe has a cute e-girl girlfriend, always wearing vans and long sleeves or hoodies under t-shirts, their hair is sometimes parted down the middle.”

Can’t forget the chains too. The chains are very important to the e-boy’s characters, along with the striped shirts and often very, very cool hair.

They can often be found on Instagram, but their main safe haven is Tik-Tok. Just a simple open of the app and you can find several images of your typical e-boy.

So why did the e-boy come into existence? It seems like every e-boy was formerly an art boy. Was the world tired of simple art boys? I guess they are. They’re tired of the flower crowns and colorful clothing. No, now the world wants chains and dark clothing. The e-boy is just an edgier form of the art boy.

The e-boy is in fact very stylish and often very attractive, but they can come off as, how do I put this, very try hardy. I don’t know, there’s just something about them that can come off as doing the most. I mean the extra edits and excessive zoom ins in a lot of their videos can be a bit much.

The e-boy can also be spotted wearing a long sleeve shirt in the one hundred degree heat. It’s clear they take fashion over comfort. You know what they say, an e-boy never gets hot. The most famous ones can also be found clenching their jaws in videos to make their jawlines seem more pronounced.

Now, is there really a problem with being an e-boy? Not really. They’re aesthetically pleasing and they’re just doing their own thing.

The problem of people have with the e-boy is that they come off as a little bit try-hards and they basically get famous for nothing.

The try hard part I kind of agree with, but I think most people are try hards in some aspect of their lives. I mean, if they have a passion for fashion, chains, and staring intensely into the camera, I think they should be left alone.

As for the famous for nothing part, that’s literally half the people on the internet. Get over it.

In conclusion, is there anything really wrong with being an e-boy? Not really. I just like complaining about things. But is there anything really special about being an e-boy either, also not really.

Basically all you need is a striped long sleeve, a black shirt, big hair, painted nails, some chains and you’re golden my dude.

I think we all have a little bit of e-boy in us.