CNN - Insane Clown Posse knows you hate them. They know you don’t get their makeup, that you’ve never heard their songs on the radio, that their fans don’t look or act like anybody else’s. They’re OK with that. Actually, they kind of love it. For now, though, they’re not OK with anybody taunting or discriminating against their fans, known as Juggalos. ICP founders Bruce and Joseph Utsler, or Shaggy 2 Dope, announced last weekend they plan to file a lawsuit against the FBI for labeling their fans a gang. They made the announcement during the Gathering of the Juggalos, an annual music festival that draws thousands of ICP fans to rural Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. “This is the government’s way of telling us what you can listen to, what you can wear,” Violent J told a crowd in a video posted online. “They’re telling you that ‘if you listen to this music and you support this music, you are going to be committing a crime in our eyes.’”
Starting in the 1990s, the self-dubbed “scrubs” quietly amassed a devoted following of fans that spans ages and backgrounds. If there’s a common theme among them, it’s this: The fans were outsiders who finally found a community in the hip-hop, wrestling, Faygo pop-loving pack of ‘los and ‘lettes. They rely on their label, Psychopathic Records, and the devotion of their fans, to advertise and distribute their music.
Hey Violent J (cool name bro), you know why the FBI considers your followers a gang and everyone gets nervous when you lunatics walk amongst the rest of society? They do it because your music blows and there’s no possible way on god’s green earth anybody in their right mind could actually enjoy it, so they wonder why else these people would hang out with each other. They do it because every year at the Gathering of the Juggalos all the outcasts of the world get together and bond over hating every normal, sane person on the planet. They do it because all of you idiots dress up in black and white clown make-up and snort pills and do whippets and smoke DMT out in Cave-In-Rock. When the three things linking all of you together are a) music, b) drugs, and c) violence, and the music fucking sucks, well, get prepared to have the watchful eye of the Feds staring down the barrel at your commune of freak shows.
Have to love the misdirection these guys try to led everyone on with too, to keep the attention on themselves and not their followers. ICP isn’t the problem. ICP are two smart motherfuckers who figured out how to take advantage of everyone who ever had a rough time walking the hallways who didn’t want to grow a pair and instead just quit life to wear make-up, get high as shit and eat potato chips all day. It’s all those people finding each other that’s fucked up. Bravo FBI. Fucking bravo.