A little while after GOTJ '10, Camille Dodero of the Village Voice contacted me and wanted to ask me a few questions about this site and what it means. What I sent her was a long response answering all of her questions. When I saw that this site was only featured by name on the final article covering GOTJ '10, it didn't surprise me. However, I was very surprised to see this earlier this afternoon:
It's an article, by her, entitled The Human Behind ICP Fans Against Juggalos Speaks. And, I assume, I am listed under "Juggalo Of The Day". It features all of the answers I have given (something I was actually planning on posting up here). It also features one of this site's latest videos: The South, The Rich, and The Insane Clown Posse.
In an author's note, when she asked the Insane Clown Posse if they had ever heard of this site, they said no. Not a real shocker there. However, Shaggy 2 Dope said, "It's probably some moron just trying to have people talk about him."
That comment is a little bit of a low blow. While I did allude that ICP's image is now that of tree huggers, I overall acknowledged their success and commended them for their persistence and dedication to their work. Let's face it: they're geniuses. Not to mention that I called ICP real role models. Not through their music, but how it was made, and how they built themselves up an empire out of nothing.
I will admit that as time goes on, I'm meeting more and more juggalos (in real life and online) who are dedicated to the idea of a "juggalo family". And I don't mean cult-mentality, you're-with-us-or-you're-against-us dedicated. Now, if a majority of juggalos truly consists of these types of individuals, then look at this site as speaking out against the fakes. The ignorant ones who claim "family", but don't even know what that means. And in turn end up giving "juggalos" a bad name. Just like in the song Hound Dogs, or Bury Me Alive. They're not a dying breed. Just because they know the track list to RiddleBox doesn't make them legit. It makes them informed.
Not to mention, you constantly got some juggalos always willing to tell their sob stories about how hard it was growing up. So much so, that it suspiciously seems a little false. If you had a bad childhood, that really sucks. Get on some meds, get over it and move on with your life. And realize it isn't an excuse to do some stupid shit. No one has it easy growing up, unless your last name is Jonas.
One of the reasons why I keep up anonymity is because I don't want this whole site to seem personal. I want to bring some things to light that juggalos don't see. To get them to look at this whole thing realistically, and if it has to do with "life", then to treat it like one. Someone once asked, "If it's about that, then why call it ICP Fans Against Juggalos?"
Well, what do you suggest I call it?
Ninjas Against Juggalos?
Juggalos Against Juggalos?
Ninjalos Against Juggalos?
Juggalos Against The Juggalo Image?
Juggalos Against The Class Of Juggalos That Give Real Juggalos A Bad Name By Acting Incredibly Ignorant And That Don't Know How To Act, Practice What They Preach, Or Know A Thing About Family?
People see the name and think that it's so cut and dry right away, without trying to get to know what it's about. Isn't that what most juggalos are against: don't judge us until you know us? You don't have to agree with everything, but if you have an open mind, at least it'll get you to think a little bit about everything having to do with juggalos in general.
Shaggy judged this site right away; if the whole world were like that, ICP most likely wouldn't have any fans.
Shaggy, this site isn't about me. I'm trying to bring the spotlight back on what you guys used to be about. I'm putting all the attention on you. I could give a fuck if people are talking about me or not. This site is not so much a "fuck you" to all juggalos as it is a "fuck you" to "juggalos" who are faker than a set of tits in Hollywood, but are acknowledged as real without question (especially scene jumpers), giving your true type a bad name. And not to the public, but to eachother. No one else is giving the "fuck you" to those people (who do deserve it) unless it's a hater; and even then, the "fuck you" is to everyone else. You can think I'm a hater, but that won't change the fact that you and J will always have my undying respect and gratitude.
And if you're asking what kind of awards I won in film, the answer is none. I added that as a sarcastic joke regarding anonymity at the end of the response (while alluding to my YouTube account). Unless they give out film awards to people who dabble in A/V NLE suites while trying to convey a message at the same time, I doubt I'll be winning any.