After the FBI labelled all their Juggalo fans as an official gang, the band have fought back with a lawsuit. Whatever you think of the band, it's a cause that deserves some support - read more about it here.
Posted on Sep 28, 2012 11:55 am
The Insane Clown Posse have filed a lawsuit against the FBI for classifying their Juggalo fan base as a gang.
This means fans of the band are considered the equivalent of Bloods, Crip or the Aryan Brotherhood.
The effects of this label means that anyone arrested while wearing Insane Clown Posse merch, or displaying a tattoo of the band, will be charged as a gang member which can have serious implications on the type of punishment they receive.
Worse, there is a fear that real gangs who use violence will start to target their fans.
"The idea of calling the Juggalos and Juggalettes a "gang" is straight up bullsh-t," said the band on their website. "We are not a gang! We are a family! We come together for our luv of the Insane Clown Posse, Psychopathic Records, and our Juggalo pride".
They continued: "This is the first time in the history of rock-n-roll that any music fans have been labeled as a "gang" and that's probably because it makes no damn sense!"
Whatever you think of the rap outfit, it's a serious matter and their cause deserves some support in the name of music.
If you're an ICP fan who has been affected by the new gang affiliation, you can visit juggalosfightback.com for free legal help.
Watch their emotional plea to fans at their annual Gathering of the Juggalos in the video below.
What do you think of the new FBI policy? Will you be defending their cause? Share your view in the comments.