“These clowns threaten the very fabric on which our nation was supposedly founded upon – and for some fucking crazy-ass reason, they’re getting away with it,” Violent J, 44, wrote in a manner akin to my conspiracy theory-obsessed uncle’s various postings on social media. “From keystone-cop clowns shooting unarmed citizens to racist clowns burning down Islamic centers [sic] or clowns in the NSA spying on us through our cell phones and laptops, America has turned into something far more terrifying than Insane Clown Posse’s Dark Carnival. Even a scrub like me who dropped out of school in ninth grade can see what’s going on. Today’s reality is scarier than anything you’ll ever hear on one of our albums.”
INSANE CLOWN POSSE Respond To ‘Killer Clown’ Hysteria
In the run up to Halloween, news headlines have been peppered with reports of ‘killer clowns’ creating mass hysteria over the last few weeks. Thankfully, seminal shock-rap collective Insane Clown Posse have spoken out against the recent ‘killer clown’ craze.
a sentient PSA about the dangers of methamphetamines one half of the popular rap-duo, penned an editorial for Time Magazine in regards to an ever-growing epidemic of clown sightings – arguing that the real killer clowns are actually politicians suppressing the rights of American citizens every day, in a move that surprised nobody.
Mr J. continued to reiterate his stance, highlighting that their Juggalo fanbase have been specifically targeted by the FBI, whom categorised their fanbase as a gang under the National Gang Threat Assesment list in 2011.
“Recently, there was a probation officer who was let go for being identified as a Juggalo, and her employer had no problem writing it as the reason for her severance in her termination paperwork,” J. elaborated.
“Despite these sensationalized reports about ‘killer clowns’ wreaking mischief across the nation, there are real clowns out there killing ours and your very rights as an American citizen. Now that’s truly scary, and nothing to clown around about.”
ICP initially addressed the so-called “killer clowns” craze via social media earlier this month.