In the past few weeks, more and more stories about people dressing up as clowns and being creepy and weird have come out of America and many people will have had the same reaction to it that I did. Namely “what the hell do the Insane Clown Posse think about all of this?”
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Although the notorious rap group have been quiet until now about it all, band leader and rap maestro Violent J finally spoke about the issue yesterday with Time Magazine of all people. Here’s what he had to say:
Everyone once again is seeing so-called “killer clowns” everywhere—popping out of bushes, threatening people on social media and assorted other public pranks. Cops have actually arrested a few people this time around, though, because there’s a lot of copycats out there and mass hysteria has a way of making people do stupid shit.
But as ICP has discovered over the last decade, there’s a whole army of scary, terrifying and dangerous clowns out there in this country trying to suppress the rights of thousands of people to exercise the most basic part of the Declaration of Independence, which evokes the freedom to “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” The only difference is these clowns don’t wear greasepaint.
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. From keystone-cop clowns shooting unarmed citizens, to racist clowns burning down Islamic centers 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.
Wow. I didn’t really see him going off on such a tangent, but I suppose when you consider that fans of his band are classified as a violent gang by the FBI these days, it’s probably not that surprising he’s going to start calling out the NSA when asked about killer clowns. Fair play to him for raising awareness about some of that kind of stuff though, as you could quite easily see some of the juggalos out there not having a clue what’s going on in their country as they’re probably spun out on meth most of the time.