Fuck YES, Insane Clown Posse – fight for your right to party. There’s always been this urban legend that the Juggalos, devoted fans of the renowned Detroit rap metal duo, are a notorious outlaw gang who wreak havoc across the land by committing “assaults,” “vandalism,” and “more serious crimes.” The label is an urban myth right up there with the fried rat found in the bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken. The only real gang crime the Juggalos have committed is violations to the fashion police.
Enter the ACLU: The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit in Detroit federal court on behalf of the group’s two members, Joseph Bruce, or Violent J.
This is the type of story that FOX News has a field day with; crazy-looking guys in clown paint, who rap, and are under surveillance by the FBI. People fear what they don’t understand, when in reality it’s pretty D&D-ish meets metal Renaissance Faire. As John F. Kennedy said: “The only thing to fear is fear itself…and fucking clowns.” Or something.
The lawsuit trumpets that the FBI gang label violates the fans’ free speech and due process rights.
Two Insane Clown Posse fans are also suing:
Scott Gandy, of Concord, NC said the Army told him that in order to join, he would first have to get his Insane Clown Posse tattoos removed because they were gang symbols. Gandy said he spent hundreds of dollars removing them, only to be rejected by the Army anyway.
Brandon Bradley, 20, of Sacramento, Calif., said he has been stopped by police and photographed because of his Juggalos tattoos and attire, including a necklace with a man carrying a hatchet. It is an Insane Clown Posse symbol.
I know the true reason for the FBI harassment. Our country’s law enforcement has “coulrophobia” – otherwise known as “fear of clowns.” (From the Greek word kōlobathristēs meaning “one who goes on stilts” and the word phobia meaning “fear of shit.”)
Come on FBI! Get over your “coulrophobia” hate of the Insane Clown Posse, or else we’ll send over dozens of their fans who will defy logistic by exiting a very tiny car.