Insane Clown Posse Talks Political Protests and Juggalos – The Jim Jefferies Show

Insane Clown Posse Talks Political Protests and Juggalos – The Jim Jefferies Show



My guests tonight are currently
on tour across North America. They also held a rally
in Washington, D.C., protesting their fans'
classification as a gang by the FBI. Please welcome the members
of the Insane Clown Posse, J and Shaggy 2 Dope. [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ ♪♪ All right, lads,
welcome to the show. First question —
Insane Clown Posse. What's all that about? [ Laughter ] About 26, 27 years of making
music in the underground, music that you don't normally
hear on the radio or — You don't see our videos
on any video channels. We know that
what we put out is an acquired taste
or something. It's not for everybody.
For very few, actually. Well, your other answer
could be it was just a whole lot of insane clowns
who hang out in a posse. Like, it really — Your name
really says what it is. -It's on the tin.
-Self-explanatory. Now, what's happened is,
for the people who are watching at home and don't
know what's happened — The people who are fans
of yours, the Juggalos — They have now
been called a gang. So people who show up
to your concert, if they're on probation
or what have you, they can be arrested because
it's gang affiliation. How did this come about? They were just
being called a gang. The government
has put out a list officially identifying them
as a gang. Labeled as a gang
officially. By the FBI, you know. It's not just, like,
some guy just like,
"Hey, they're a gang." It's official
as it can be. It's official-official. Well, the FBI just are
a couple guys going, "Oh…" Like, if I join up a gang
of my favorite band, the One Directions — [ Laughter ] Which —
The problem is — Because we are a very
aggressive group. Because we don't go backwards.
We only go in one direction. But why is it that
your band has been put — Like, why have you
been picked on? I think we're presumed to be
easy targets, first of all. You know, I mean, obviously
there's a lot of jokes that come with what we do.
We get that. We get the humor in what we are
to outside people. I'm not seeing it. What humor?
What do you mean? Like, couldn't you
lighten your image by just taking things
out of your title? Like, you could become the
Reasonable Clown Posse… the Mentally Stable
Clown Posse. Just take the word
"Posse" out 'cause that makes it
sound like a gang. You could just
be the Clowns. A lot of people refer to us
as that, as a matter of fact. If you got six, eight kids
in some rural neighborhood hanging out at the park,
barbecuing on the weekend, they're all wearing
this T-shirt, and, you know, they're
hanging out together, technically the police force
in that little town can make the point
that that's a gang. If they can do that,
they get government funding to combat that gang. And they're all
getting billy clubs. And, you know, there's
Juggalos in every little town, rural areas
all across America. Probably not in the
Amish communities. -Absolutely. I mean…
-All walks of life. Amish — they got iPhones
and all that, those Amish boys. They're all on Tinder. "She looks like she
can milk a cow. Swipe." [ Laughter ] So, this has become
a free-speech issue now, that people who
like your band — not being given
their free speech. And you actually went
to Washington. You had a march,
and you spoke. We have a quick clip
if we can play… Taking away
somebody's opinion is no different than
sewing their butthole shut! [ Laughter ] Do you want to sew
a man's butthole shut?! Juggalos: No! Okay, was that line deeper
than I want to — I'm speaking about assholes,
and I'm going deeper. But was that line deep
because there's the old saying that opinions are like assholes,
everyone has one? That's where it came from.
Absolutely. And so you're sewing up
someone's opinion. Every person has an opinion,
like they have a butthole. Take away their opinion, it's like taking
their butthole away. [ Applause ] I mean, it's that — If you're taking away
their opinion, you're taking away their
identity, their everything. You know what I mean?
I mean, when is it — You take away my butthole,
and I can't do shit. [ Laughter ] So, what is the end result?
What do you hope to achieve? And what have you
achieved so far? You know, I think things
have gone well for us because, again, it's not us,
not about our music. It's not about the people
that like our music. It's about flat-out
discrimination, blatant discrimination, and we're very happy
with the outcome of this because a lot of people
have taken our side in this, that it is
straight-up bullshit. I mean, you can't deny it. And it's not about us or our
music what you're talking about. It's about classifying what could be millions
of people as a gang, which is as outrageous
as it sounds. It's completely
[bleep] stupid. And we've been very happy
with the media and the way things have gone, because we're
used to being picked on. That's nothing new.
We've been here 27 years. Our whole career
and even before that. You've both aged very well.
Your skin looks great. Ladies and gentlemen,
the Insane Clown Posse. Thank you very much. ♪♪

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