Insane Clown Posse

By Elliott Sharp
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Perhaps it’s unfair to hold the Insane Clown Posse and the Juggalo Family culpable for the barbarism and depravity of a few bad seeds. Like all of us, the Juggalos have brothers and sisters that drag the family’s reputation through the mud such that it conceals the splendor and goodness at the core. Perhaps our hurtful words say more about us than them, more about our inability to see beyond the false stereotypes created by our increasingly sensationalistic media. Despite the principle of tolerance that grounds our values, we pass judgment without careful deliberation, exposing our own moral duplicity. It’s subtle, yes, but a distinction must be made: the ICP doesn’t endorse brutality and homophobia, for example, but represents how both are ingrained in our cultural DNA. If we would look closer, we’d see that the clown looking back is not as unfamiliar as we expected, and that enlightenment follows perspicuity.

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1. doni said... on Dec 15, 2010 at 07:04PM

“Anonymous just proved the authors point.....he probably didn't even understand what the author was saying, those are some complex word choices.
Everyone needs to take responsibility for their own actions and stop blaming school, music, and television for the lack of parenting that is allowing kids to believe that violence is the way to get what you want.
I have yet to hear a song from ICP that says lets hate people because they are different, in fact its quite the opposite, "whats the matter? feeling like you don't fit in anywhere? Well how about fitting that ass in with us? We'll gladly take ya!"
Come on people, quite hating what you don't understand.”

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2. Anonymous said... on Dec 15, 2010 at 07:48PM

“It makes me feel better knowing there are people out there that are actually curious of what the Insane Clown Posse are doing and what they have accomplished throughout all these years. Too much confusion and frustration among those who decide to criticize before doing research of knowing whats going and the willpower to look beyond the profanity and such. I am a Juggalo from a small town in Minnesota and proud of it.”

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3. Lionsfan420 said... on Dec 15, 2010 at 07:48PM

“exactly Doni, ICP's music is something you have to really listen to and become a part of, until the Anonyous dont know S**t!
WOOP WOOP FAM”

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4. Will D. AKA INzANEjuggalo said... on Dec 16, 2010 at 01:40AM

“Family, we are getting more and more good press as time passes. At least some people in the world will look at us for what we really are, instead of following the mainstream perception of what a juggalo is. We're not criminals, and we are not in any way a gang. Thanks for the positivity.

MCL FAMILY!”

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5. MN juggala said... on Dec 16, 2010 at 12:21PM

“Thank you Mr, Sharp. MCL!”

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6. ty teddybear said... on Dec 16, 2010 at 12:41PM

“ight another juggalo article either ridiculing or praising us all in all people need to not judge us as a whole more so as individuals and the first comment on this mofo is absolutly absurd and to be perfectly honest i dont think if anonymous met a juggalo on the street he do a damn think except drive by in him and his richy freinds car and scream the exact same thing he posted its like stop ur fucking car get the fuck out and bak ur shit up bitch. nut up or shut up plz and thank you haters.

MMFCL WHOOP WHOOP!”

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7. istaywicked said... on Dec 16, 2010 at 09:03PM

“hell yeah finally the eyes begin to open. WHOOP WHOOP MMFWCL!”

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8. Wigger Mann said... on Dec 23, 2010 at 07:41PM

“"Perhaps it’s unfair to hold the Insane Clown Posse and the Juggalo Family culpable for the barbarism and depravity of a few bad seeds."

I'll concede not _every_ Juggalo is a criminal, but by it's very nature, this genre certainly attracts a disproportionate number of people prone to violence or are otherwise mentally unbalanced. Moreover, the extremely obsessive behavior displayed by Juggalos is disturbing.

juggalos also like to claim there is a "deeper message" in their lifestyle - indeed many claim it is a religion. I suggest that even if this were remotely true, it is lost on most of them... does anybody really think the average Juggalo is actually capable of understanding or appreciating any of this type of philosophy? (note the population of teen / preteen Juggalos is rather substantial) These are people who for the most part cannot spell or othwerise form a cognitive gramatic sentence, let alone understand philosophy other violence, drugs and crime.”

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