Insane Clown Posse have responded to the recent craze of ‘killer clown’ pranks in both the US and UK.
News reports have detailed a spate of people dressing up as clowns in public in an attempt to intimidate others.
Speaking to Time, the shock-rap duo – who along with the group’s ‘Juggalo’ followers were classified as a criminal gang by the FBI in 2011 – said that the real danger came not from pranksters by the “clowns [that] don’t wear greasepaint” in so-called Big Government and elsewhere across America.
In an article penned for Time, Insane Clown Posse member Violent J writes: “ICP has discovered over the last decade [that] there’s a whole army of scary, terrifying and dangerous clowns out there in this country trying to suppress the rights of thousands of people to exercise the most basic part of the Declaration of Independence, which evokes the freedom to ‘Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.'”
ICYMI people dressed as clowns are terrorising US towns. What might have started as a joke, is getting serious. pic.twitter.com/PMhS1AMFaW
— The Guardian (@guardian) October 7, 2016
“These clowns threaten the very fabric on which our nation was supposedly founded upon—and for some f—ing crazy-a– reason, they’re getting away with it. From keystone-cop clowns shooting unarmed citizens, to racist clowns burning down Islamic centers or clowns in the NSA spying on us through our cell phones and laptops, America has turned into something far more terrifying than Insane Clown Posse’s Dark Carnival. Even a scrub like me who dropped out of school in ninth grade can see what’s going on. Today’s reality is scarier than anything you’ll ever hear on one of our albums.”
Violent J concludes: “Despite these sensationalized reports about ‘killer clowns’ wreaking mischief across the nation, there are real clowns out there killing ours and your very rights as an American citizen. Now that’s truly scary, and nothing to clown around about.”
Insane Clown Posse released their latest album ‘The Marvelous Missing Link: Found’ in 2015. Follow-up ‘The Diabolical Karma Twins’ is expected in 2017.