In a recent discussion with NME, Panic! At the Disco frontman Brendan Uriem cleared any confusion pertaining to his feelings on the genre known as "emo", or how the label is associated with his band.
"It's ignorant! The stereotype is guys that are weak and have failing relationships write about how sad they are. If you listen to our songs, not one of them has that tone. Emo is bullshit! If people want to take it for the literal sense of the word, yes we're an emotional band, we put a lot of thought into what we do. People always try to stereotype us, but we don't fit the emo stereotype."
SOURCE: NME by way of punknews.org