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Ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration, The Atlantic published an article reflecting back on Donald Trump’s four years as president. Within the article, author Graeme Wood compared Insane Clown Posse to the former president and Juggalos to Trump supporters.

Now, Insane Clown Posse have revealed just what they think of that political article that caused quite the stir on social media this week.

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Graeme Wood, the author of the article, is catching the internet’s attention for all of the wrong reasons. In the article, Wood compares the Trump Administration to Insane Clown Posse. As well, he also states that Trump supporters carried out the presidential term in “Juggalo style.” Wood also seemingly compares the breach of the U.S. Capitol to what would be seen at a Juggalo gathering.

“At noon tomorrow, our four-year experiment in being governed by the political equivalent of the Insane Clown Posse will finally end,” Wood says. “It is ending in Juggalo style (some have called it “Trumpalo”). Violently and pointlessly, with a handful of deaths, the smearing of various bodily fluids, and a riot on the way out. After any bacchanal of this magnitude, the sober dawn is almost as disorienting as the hysteria itself. And the most urgent task, after wiping the shit from the Capitol hallways, is to prevent a repeat performance.”

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The article quickly caught the internet’s attention who gave an outpouring of support to Juggalos and ICP on Twitter. A slew of tweets revealed people’s own experiences with the Juggalo community. As it turns out, the encounters are vastly different from the Capitol riots they were compared to in the article. 

Now, Insane Clown Posse have responded to The Atlantic’s piece. Violent J, who formed ICP with Shaggy 2 Dope, told HuffPost through text that he found Wood’s description of Juggalos and ICP inaccurate. 

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“I can’t believe TheAtlantic.com would hire a writer, presumably for his expertise in journalism who’s that off the mark, as well as an editor for his or her fact-checking abilities who obviously lives within a reality separate from our own when it comes to defining who Juggalos truly are and what they’re about.”

Over the years, Insane Clown Posse and Juggalos’ reputation has been misinterpreted due to the FBI listing the group as a gang. However, the community is actually a stark contrast from a lot of Trump supporters.

Last year, the annual Juggalo Gathering was canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic unlike numerous Trump rallies that carried on as normal. Additionally, their gatherings are known to be quite peaceful with many members of the community picking up trash after the events.

This week, onlookers have continued to show their support to ICP and the Juggalo community.

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