Their music has always sucked, and their fans have always been chucklehead brutes, but Detroit rappers the Insane Clown Posse have apparently inspired a whole new level of horrifying, moronic violence. According to Sploid, the entire town of Lakewood, Washington is reeling after a group of the groupâ€™s fans went on a robbing and beating spree in formerly quaint Fort Steilacoom Park. Hereâ€™s the system: first they paint their faces like clowns and put on cheap black clothes, then they run through the park screaming â€œwoo, woo, Juggaloâ€ (â€œJuggaloâ€ refers to the â€œfamilyâ€ of ICP fans) then they mug you, then they beat the ******* out of you. In that order.
Another Juggalo from New Bedford, Massachusetts gave us a little preview of this kind of horrifying violence back in February when he brought his hatchet (these are the kind of people who just have hatchets) to a gay bar, began hacking at people, and eventually killed a police officer before shooting both his female companion and himself. Is all this just misdirected self-loathing? Would these people be leading more constructive lives if they listened to dudes who could actually rap?
Fort Steilacoom Park is about a block away from my old school. I used to hang out there. One of my friends got jumped by the Juggalos a while back. I hate those guys.