The Insane Clown Posse’s Posse Aren’t Insane, and They Want to Prove it To You
Because of the constant warping and dwindling of their image, Juggalos across the nation took it upon themselves to band together and hold a peaceful march of protest, which took place on the streets of Washington on September 16, 2017.
The Insane Clown Posse is a hip-hop band that became infamous with its suggestive lyrical content and distinct clown-like face paint worn by its members. Since its creation in the late 80s, the band has found itself surrounded amidst controversies, and their fervent fan base has followed suit.
These hyper fans are aptly named “Juggalos”, and since their formation in 1995, have earned the unfortunate notoriety of being known not as passionate fans who enjoy music, but as a sadistic group of people enveloped in gang related activities.
Juggalos have been accused of robberies, shootings, assault charges, and murder.
However, according to the National Gang Intelligence center, there are two existing subcultures within the overarching Juggalo family, violent and non-violent. Eventually the constant acts of violence attributed to Juggalos led the FBI to declare the group as a gang in 2011. This declaration led to numerous law-suits led by the band in defense of their fans.
Juggalos set out to prove to the public that they’re different from the gang stereotype thrust upon them, and are everyday people who have families, and live normal lives. Heading the march was the one of the leaders in the band who goes by the name Shaggy 2 Dope. The aim of the protest was to show that they are “a family united by music, love, fellowship, and camaraderie…and not a gang or any other criminally minded organization.”