If nothing else, Insane Clown Posse fans are known for being pretty reasonable, willing to cut off their own nipples for $100 or burn off your tattoo for free. So it's no surprise that a group calling itself "The Juggalo Family" gave targeted North Portland businesses some options when they plastered them with flyers last week, writing, "Vacate or [REDACTED] our [REDACTED]."
Two men were arrested by police early Monday in Hebron, Md. for allegedly attacking their roommate during a heated argument. Paul Martin Hurst, 33, and Cary Lee Edwards, 35, apparently attempted to cut their roommate's tattoo off his arm—when they failed, they set him on fire. The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office believes there to be a "strong possibility" that the three are Juggalos.
This weekend, MTV ran a mini-marathon of three episodes of its best show (possibly ever), True Life. Though the episode title "I Want Respect for My Sect"4 seemed to hint at a portrait of militant Mormon fundamentalists, the actual show was even more off the wall (as if that seemed possible before it aired). Instead, it profiled a vampire (who says she was born that way), a furry (but not for "perverted" reasons), and Hannah, the Juggalo woman ("Juggalette") in the clip above, who struggled with the fact that her strict, Christian father did not approve with her upcoming Juggalo-themed wedding ceremony. He was fine with her getting married—he even accompanied Hannah and her Juggalo husband, Jeremy, to a ceremony at City Hall—he just didn't want to take part in the whole Juggalo thing. It wasn't, according to him, a traditional wedding.
Gawker's resident expert on Juggalo culture, Camille Dodero, is attending the annual Gathering of the Juggalos, a five-day music festival hosted by Detroit's horrorcore rappers Insane Clown Posse, who proudly advertise themselves as the "Most Hated Band in the World." This is the first of her dispatches.
Tomorrow night, Insane Clown Posse’s first national television show, Insane Clown Posse Theater, debuts on the Fuse network. Developed from a string of viral spots in which Michigan harlequins Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope riffed on Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" and Les Misérables, the eight-episode series is a web-spun mash of Mystery Science 3000, Beavis and Butthead, and Bozo’s Big Top. Whatever it is, it will surely be memorable.
It's that time of the year again, the time in which Insane Clown Posse have released their homespun infomercial for the horrorcore duo's annual Gathering of the Juggalos, held this year from August 7 through the 11.
Earlier this week, Toledo resident Chad Lesko was walking around a local park when an angry stranger approached the 23-year-old and told him he had to leave. “He just walks up to me and says, ‘You’re not allowed in this park because you’re a rapist,’” Lesko recalled yesterday over the phone. “I’m like, ‘No, I’m not!’”
Last night on The Simpsons, four Moe's Tavern regulars won the Springfield Lottery, a $200,000 prize to be split among Homer, Lenny, Carl, and Moe—except that Carl disappeared with the winning ticket. As they searched Carlson's apartment for clues, Moe wished his former friend a particularly unlovely fate, which you can see in the above clip: death by urinal at the Gathering of the Juggalos.
A few years ago, a talented actress and musical genius named Tila Tequila was invited to a clown festival in the Midwestern woods, to perform with some Ringling Brothers gigolos. Or something like that, she didn't read the e-mails. But the booking paid damn well for her live karaoke performance, and the worst thing that could possibly happen at a clown camp would be a flower squirting her in the eye, so she took the gig.
It's been a little over a month since Insane Clown Posse, the Detroit-based horrorcore duo who've built a multi-platinum career out of rapping about butts, nuts, and sluts, publicly declared their intention to sue the Federal Bureau of Investigation for labeling their fans a "loosely-organized hybrid gang." Today, they began that bomb-ass super-fresh wig-flippin' process.
The 13th annual Gathering of the Juggalos is underway in Cave-in-Rock, Ill., this weekend, and the ninjas are not fucking around this year: Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, the godfathers of the Juggalo movement and the duo that comprises the Insane Clown Posse, reportedly sat everyone down in the seminar tent this afternoon to announce that they're taking legal action against the FBI.
You might think Insane Clown Posse's people—known as the Juggalos—are just a group of face-painting teenagers who wonder how magnets work. Not so, says the FBI's 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment. To the feds, Juggalos are a "loosely-organized hybrid gang" that are "forming more organized subsets and engaging in more gang-like criminal activity."
Given his warpaint, dark clothing, and facial expression that captures the angst and existential suffering of humankind, you might assume that this exuberant young man belongs to Homo sapiens juggalo—whose ranks have been gathering in southern Illinois this weekend to drink Faygo and pelt Charlie Sheen with trash.