Insane Clown Posse Can’t Take a Joke


For a pair of clowns, Insane Clown Posse don’t seem to have a great sense of humor about themselves. A.V. Club reports that the Upright Citizens Brigade had planned a show called “The Gathering of the Juggalos for a Mother Fucking Baby Funeral” but had to cancel it at the last minute after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from ICP. Sure, it’s of questionable taste to mock a real infant’s funeral, no matter how campy, and we’d argue that the Juggalo meme peaked a good year ago. But it seems Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J’s real complaint is that the UCB is infringing on their copyright — if anyone is going to exploit Juggalos, it’s going to be ICP, themselves, dammit! That accusation is actually debatable: parody is generally protected under the First Amendment. But perhaps the comedians were more concerned “that actual Juggalos were going to show up and be physically unhappy (yes, physically).” Yeah, that sounds unpleasant. [via BoingBoing]