Welcome to ‘The Gentleman Juggalo’, a brand new post-category (Link) here on Brad OH Inc. Some of you may not be familiar with ‘Juggalos’ (Link), the infamous fan-base of the Insane Clown Posse (Link). Well, it just so happens that one of our dear writer’s here at Brad OH Inc. is a self-professed Juggalo, and has expressed a desire to help educate and enlighten our readers about this strange and maligned sub-culture.
It’s true certainly, that the Insane Clown Posse and their fans have been covered here before—most recently in our review of their album ‘The Marvelous Missing Link: Lost’ (Link). But apparently, that wasn’t good enough for the tenacious, painted bastard at our news desk, and so we’ve been convinced to roll out this sub-category to help distinguish such articles in the future.
For now, and especially for those of you less familiar with the Insane Clown Posse and their Juggalo Family, we’re taking this opportunity to provide a primer in the form of our formerly released essay ‘Circular Journey’ (Link), which is a psychological study of ICP member ‘Violent J’ through the lens of Ernest Becker’s ‘Terror Management Theory’ (Link).
Now, the mockery and degradation of Juggalos is ubiquitous online these days—hell, the FBI even went so far as to classify them as a hybrid-gang (Link)…but more on that later.
At Brad OH Inc., we are committed to providing fresh content and unique perspectives, and what we find missing in the reporting on Juggalo culture is the sort of unbiased, insightful critique demanded for nearly any other topic in media. We believe you’ll find that here. In fact, ‘Circular Journey’ (Link) should act as a fine introduction to the sort of measured, informed look at the Insane Clown Posse and its fans ‘The Juggalos’ that ‘The Gentleman Juggalo’ (Link) is poised to offer. We certainly hope you enjoy it.
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