Yahoo! profiles the “Tight-knit, often-misunderstood world of Juggalos”

Yesterday, Yahoo! Lifestyle showed love to Juggalos with an article and 5 minute video profile.  We’re going to post the article below, but trust me, you’ll want to go to the link to watch the video (which unfortunately isn’t able to be embedded).

Yahoo! went to Twiztid’s Fright Fest show on Halloween night at Pop’s in Sauget, IL and interviewed Juggalos about what drew them into the lifestyle, what it means to them, and being targeted by authorities because of the clothing they wear or stickers on their vehicles.   They also speak to Madrox and Monoxide about Juggalos being deeper than just the music.

It is yet another positive light shined on Juggalos though, and well worth watching the 5 minute video.  Here’s the article.

From Yahoo.com:

Uncommon Ground is a deep dive into society’s fringe groups, both well-known and unknown.

The first time Brett learned about Juggalos, he was immediately hooked.

“The second I saw them — the second I was with them — I immediately fell in love.”

That was 15 years ago. Now Brett, who also goes by B. Riddle, is part of a tight-knit group of fans who bond over their love of one band, Insane Clown Posse.

In this week’s episode ofUncommon Ground, we spoke with Juggalos about how their musical obsession turned into a large, often-misunderstood community — and why their group is more a family than a fanbase.

Insane Clown Posse (ICP), a rap duo founded in Detroit, has been around since 1989. The duo has multiple platinum records and a widely attendedannual music festival, but perhaps most famously, they have their fans.

Juggalosget their namefrom a 1992 ICP song called “The Juggla.” True to the clown-centric name they call themselves, members of the community often paint their faces white, or even dye their hair green, red or other bright colors. That being said, there’s a lot more to understand about Juggalos than how they look on the outside.

“We get outcast because of who the media portrays us to be,” Brett told In The Know. “But we’re just out here having a good time and loving one another as family.”

It’s a sense of belonging that many Juggalos say has changed their lives. Although they often come from different backgrounds, members of the community have a reason to come together.

“You ask me what a Juggalo is and I’m gonna tell you I don’t know because Juggalos are every shade and color of the human race,” Kevin, who is also a Juggalo told In The Know. “There is no discrimination in sex, religion — we’re all accepted.”

It’s not just about acceptance, though. While Juggalos can be found attending ICP concerts, barbecuing or attending the Gathering of the Juggalos festival, they also work hard to support one another.

“I was one of those outcasts as a kid — I really had no friends,” Kevin told In The Know. “There are people were there for me when I didn’t have anybody.”

And above all, the community is about having a good time. According to Kevin, the group’s care-free, accepting attitude is like the “hippie movement of the new generation.” For him, there’s only one rule to being a Juggalo.

“Can you be yourself and enjoy life? Then come join the carnival,” he told In The Know.

To view the video, just click on the screen shot below:

Click to view the Yahoo! video Profile on Juggalos!





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