The Insane Clown Posse introduced on Wednesday that they are canceling this 12 months’s Gathering of the Juggalos because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The pageant celebrating the hardcore hip hop duo shall be postponed to subsequent 12 months.
“The underside line is that we REFUSE to threat even ONE Juggalo life by internet hosting a Gathering throughout these troubling occasions,” the Insane Clown Posse mentioned in an announcement posted to Twitter.
The group, comprised of Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, then referenced their most up-to-date album titled “Fearless Fred Fury” to advise their followers “to heed the phrases of Fred Fury and Flip the Rat: ‘BE SAFE: Watch your step and take it straightforward. You may’t change what you imply to our workforce.”
The Gathering of the Juggalos, which has introduced 1000’s of devoted followers collectively for the previous 20 years, was set to happen from August 5-Eight this 12 months on the Nelson Ledges Quarry Park in Garrettsville, Ohio.
The occasion, identified for its rowdy, hard-partying crowd, usually options wrestling, moist t-shirt contests and naturally, high-energy performances by the Insane Clown Posse.
In 2011, an FBI report categorised the group’s followers, generally known as Juggalos, as a “loosely organized hybrid gang,” noting that “most crimes dedicated by Juggalos are sporadic, disorganized, individualistic, and infrequently contain easy assault, private drug use and possession, petty theft and vandalism.”
In 2014, Insane Clown Posse and 4 followers sued the FBI over the classification and in 2017, a whole lot gathered on the Nationwide Mall in Washington to protest it.
“Juggalos are a ‘household’ of people that love and assist each other, take pleasure in each other’s firm, and bond over the music and a philosophy of life,” the 2014 lawsuit said. “Organized crime is certainly not a part of the Juggalo tradition.”
ICP and their followers finally misplaced the authorized battle. Earlier this week a consultant of the group’s label was seen — clown masks and all — delivering a whole lot of the band’s shirts to be made into masks, TMZ reported. They’ll finally be distributed to Detroit healthcare staff. Additionally they launched an app, named Customized Clown Clips, for followers to order video messages and keep linked throughout the pandemic.