When the FBI released their "2011 National Gang Threat Assessment Report" last year, devoted followers of hardcore rap group Insane Clown Posse -- better known as Juggalos -- were classified as "a loosely organized hybrid gang". Naturally, this didn't sit well with members of the band, and at the 13th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos, Violent J & Co. announced a plan to sue the FBI.
Violent J said in a recent interview that the designation has hurt the band's merchandising, and unfairly targets their fans, who stand to face harsh penalties tacked onto minor infractions, such as speeding tickets. "They're trying to kill our band, and we have to fight back," J said.
Not helping the cause: things like this -- or all of these.
Angry Over-Protective Fathers of the Day: In the first episode of his web series not to feature an (intentional) comedian, SNL writer Mike O'Brien invites Insane Clown Posse to spend 7 minutes in Heaven with him.
Everything goes better than expected right up to -- and including -- the part where Mike tries to plant a kiss on Violent J's lips.
Say What Now of the Day: In its 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment, the FBI refers to Juggalos -- fans of the hip hop outfit Insane Clown Posse -- as a "loosely-organized hybrid gang," listing them alongside such gangland luminaries as the Crips, the Bloods, and the Aryan Brotherhood.