It is needless to say that the juggalo response was incredibly negative, with juggalos arguing that they're all about family, that ICP has a kind message, and blah blah blah. It's an event that's aftermath portrayed juggalo hypocrisy perfectly.
Go up to any self-proclaimed “juggalo” and ask what being a juggalo means to them. Most times, they’ll say that it means being someone who loves their family and doesn’t give a fuck. They don’t give a fuck, yet they are quick to verbally backlash at haters that bash ICP. This Law & Order episode, while based on true events, was still fiction. And whether or not it painted a negative picture, juggalos should be happy that their group is getting more attention; any publicity is good publicity (ICP was probably throwing three different parties at the same time after the airing of this episode to celebrate the forecasted rise in sales). And if they felt that it did, in fact, paint a negative picture, then they should practice what they preach and not give a fuck. Bitching about shit on the internet is not “not giving a fuck”.
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It’s funny that these fans were referred to as juggalos when Syko Sam was affiliated with SKR (Serial Killin Records), who represents acts like SickTanick and Razakel (who both couldn’t have been more vocal to the press about this whole ordeal), and not Psychopathic or even Hatchet House (in fact, any act outside of Psychopathic who uses the term “juggalo” to describe their fans are badmouthed by Psychopathic, see “Marz”. For good reason, too; it’s their property, after all).
Back to the topic at hand. I searched for comments about this episode of Law & Order and while reading some of them, I couldn’t help but laugh (especially comments that state “FREE SAM!”). A member of New York Magazine’s website named “Sypher” stated:
This is exactly the type of mainstream media bullshit that gives the juggalos a bad name. Yeah Syco sam killed sum people and there have been a small hand full of wanna be juggalos and horrorcore fans who have killed people and blamed it on the music. But thats nothing compare to the countless people who have killed and blamed it on gangster rap and heavy metal. Our lyrics might be the most violent but its all about the love. Juggalos still have the lowest bodycount of any music, but the media wont take that into consideration, will they!?! MWCL
What’s with all of these “it’s all about love” comments? More juggalo hypocrisy. They talk about love, and they do the complete opposite to themselves, eachother and the public. I’m not just talking about Syko Sam. In fact, I doubt Syko Sam was that much of a juggalo to begin with. I’d say he’s about as much of a juggalo as he was a “Satanist”: he flaunts around with the grand gestures and symbols, without really knowing what it even means.
A member of Juggalo News’ website “the nateball” said:
they are trying to demonize us because we are a somewhat organized group of lower class citizens. that could be dangerous to the well organized elite of this country. especially when we gather in masses of 10,000 and have good harmless fun.
I think you can tell that this was posted before this year’s GOTJ. To think that juggalos are an “organized” group is to say that the Latin Kings are a terrorist organization. You’re close, but you’re still miles away. They were only talking about “juggalos” for maybe fifteen minutes. Any conspiracies made after this basis are crack-pot.
And to be honest, you're doing a good job of personally demonizing yourselves.
There was one comment that made my day. Sadly, I lost the link, but I remembered what it said. The guy claimed that ICP was a “Christian group” with a fully positive and uplifting message, and that they didn’t want to seem lame, so that’s the only reason why they talk about murder, assault, necrophilia and et cetera. Obviously, this person hasn’t heard of a collection of CD’s called the “Joker’s Cards”. A majority of the CD’s in this collection have no allusions to God whatsoever! For argument’s sake, I could see ICP (the characters of Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope. Not to be confused with their performers: Joseph Bruce and Joey Utsler) representing the pure form of necessary evil sent to this planet to keep balance and punish those who live life as if untouchable. But as Bible-toting Christians looking to spread a message of peace and love? Don’t insult my intelligence, and don’t insult yours.
This episode of Law & Order painted a picture of mentally unstable, violent, and sociopathic people (just like the rest of its episodes). If you were offended by this episode, then it must partially describe you. Otherwise, maybe you should sit back and not be so thin-skinned. After all, its entertainment and if you don’t find it entertaining, then change the fucking channel.