American Juggalo

American Juggalo

2012, Society  -   93 Comments
Ratings: 6.22/10 from 78 users.

American Juggalo is a look at the often mocked and misunderstood subculture of Juggalos, hardcore Insane Clown Posse fans who meet once a year for four days at The Gathering of the Juggalos.

The makers of this documentary went to The Gathering of the Juggalos and let the Juggalos speak their minds.

The Gathering of the Juggalos is an annual festival put on by Psychopathic Records, featuring performances by the entire label as well as numerous well-known musical groups and underground artists.

Described by Joseph Bruce as a "Juggalo Woodstock", the Gathering of the Juggalos includes concerts, wrestling, games, contests, autograph sessions, karaoke, and seminars with artists. Warning: The film contains nudity.

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3 years ago

Wow. I know understand how 9/11 and Trump happened.

Michael D Martin
4 years ago

These people shouldn't be breeding at all.

5 years ago

Dude do these people over use the "F#@!" word way too much. Like seriously find another word to use.

7 years ago

It seems like a rehash of the hardcore youth culture in the mid 80s. Especially the whole belonging and loyalty among misfits thing.
We need connections with people and a lot of people get disconnected from their family, so sometimes these youth cultures form, so they can have some connections. But they don't last very long - there will be a falling out when some become succesful and others are left in the dust, and people move far away or deliberately cut connections because they're more trouble than they're worth, or want to move on to a new phase in life - it isn't forever - and being in a tiny, strange subculture at that age will make it difficult for a person to connect later in life, even if you're able to retain a few from this time.
Not meaning this as a criticism, really, it is what it is, and we need connections so sometimes people find a way and they just have to do that however they can. But, it's important to keep perspective and not kid yourself about what's really going on.

7 years ago

I myself am not a juggalette or anything but people can really misinterpret juggalos by this video. Yeah alot of them get f***** up and not have a care in the world, but they seem to leave out that people from all types of society are part of this family. They really are the most laid back non judgmental people i have ever met. For those who are sitting here bashing away this is why you dont understand the real meaning of juggalo. It all started because of music and the fans and after that everyone put their own twists on it. I dont fully agree with the way some of these people are perceiving them either. My friends and boyfriend are juggalos. I have never felt so welcomed in by people before and when it comes to ANYTHING we got each others backs no matter what and i love em to death! And its whoop whoop** not woot.

9 years ago

I have never understood the (American)? need to put a disclaimer on everything that shows something as little as a female nipple, while showing executions et al is perfectly normal.

So something natural (nudity) is worse to look on than someone killing another human being?


Adam Young
9 years ago

the clown look gets me thinking of the Movie the warriors and early 80s punk band the Adicts. i suppose it was a new thing for Hip Hop but really in the end, they just looked and sounded like a pair of mediocre clowns, leading an army of even more mediocre clowns.

9 years ago

I like the idea of getting together and expressing your sense of Freedom. What I don't like is they seem moronic: pregnant women cursing and smoking and drinking; man spray-painting his face says it burns - ya think it may be toxic, duh?
There doesn't seem to be much in the way of creativity, but rather a hanging out with like-minded er, freedom lovers.

9 years ago

They seem uneducated and trash-mouthed, expressing themselves in ways "normal" society would frown upon. Gutter language and bad taste is their normal, but that's all part of their reason for being Juggalos -- expression of Freedom and Liberty in a safe environment. Basically, one might say this is a large group of Libertarians. I think if we lived in a truly free society, if America were not a police state, and the right to privacy, freedom of expression, unhampered pursuit of happiness were the norm, then there would be no such thing as Juggalos.

9 years ago

Someone call a doctor! Oh, never mind.

9 years ago

They ain't got nothing on the "Wonderful Whites of West Virgina"

9 years ago

Three minutes in this gal is talking about her Juggalo friend, who she keeps referring to as "this Mother-f'er" . There is no word more disgusting than that and yet this girl who appears pregnant and soon to become a mother herself, speaks her gutter language, not realizing how demeaning the word is, as there is nothing more sacred than motherhood. Anyone who would demean it with such trash-mouth, which is far too common in this country, only shows how far we've fallen in intelligence and morality.

9 years ago

So, this is the level to what people have been dumbed down to.I don't think they could go any lower before hitting the single brain celled amoeba stage. I can see why people in other countries consider America the Great Satan.

Ryan Bolin
9 years ago

funny how these non conformists all conform to one another. I bet if someone who is athletic, highly educated, and well dressed came they would be judged on their appearance as well.

10 years ago

The Hater comments are obviously from people who have never had to occupy the very lowest strata of American Society. Life's a little different when you come from the bottom. We all didn't come from Orange County. At some point, you just gotta own it and Juggalo culture is about owning your status and saying f--k it.

10 years ago

She's six months pregnant and smoking cigarettes?

10 years ago


Joseph Harrison
10 years ago

what I see here is a bunch of degenerate f*ck ups from broken homes who are perpetuating the typical white trash stereotype. the s*upidity I have just witnessed in this video is staggering, and has given me little hope for humanity in general. I would almost guarantee each one of these whippet huffing, meth smoking pieces of s*it is a burden of the welfare state and their combined IQ can not be more than that of a head of cabbage. furthermore, any one of these "people" who brought a child to this gathering should be charged with endangerment, neglect, and any other penalty that can be applied. this video has truly disgusted me and every single one of these imbeciles should be systematically eradicated like the vermin they are.

10 years ago

Only one week each year? That's not good enough is it?Wnat the good
times? Better to Work, save money, buy a house, rent the house and get
the hell out of the rat race we call life.( Don't marry either)There is
plenty going on in the world these days to enjoy, but the spirit amongst
the young these days isn't what it once was. This documentary clearly
shows there are still some young( and not so young) people with a spirit
and a zest for life in this boring socially computer media connected
world we now live in.

10 years ago

What's the average weight of this crowd? I partied hard in college and went to many music festivals. There are people like this at every event. Still this group seems to be heavily skewed towards the "probably working fast food forever" end of things. I worry about meeting people like this when our society goes to s*it and they haven't prepared.

10 years ago

Is type II diabetes an admission requirement? a weekend with Honey booboo all grown up.

10 years ago

loved it! some seriously funny lines "it takes a village to raise a child" and the classic "i'm going back to school and learn doctor shit" a must see.

10 years ago

I happen to be a Juggalo and love the message ICP has to put out. They are about family and taking care of your own. Just because someone paints their face or has tattoos and piercings, doesn't make them unintelligent or a menace to society. Myself, I served overseas in Iraq with the US Army and this music helped me out a lot. Since leaving the military I work with machines and operate robotics. On top of that, I am also a full time college student. So, if anyone wants to say all Juggalos are useless druggies, I am here to say you are dead wrong!!! WHOOT WHOOT!!!

10 years ago

I never knew...

Susan Ernst
10 years ago

To each they're own...that's all i got to say.

Mykl Clark
10 years ago

H*ll I've met way worse Juggalos then any interviewed here. Still not my thing but f--k it.

10 years ago

I have never before seen such a large gathering of fat people.

10 years ago

im not a juggalo im a traveling gypsy i have ran across many people in my travels i have meet many people who claim on thing or another and i can say without a doubt that every juggalo i have ran across has been a caring helpful trusting and most importantly accepting people i have ever meet so think what u want of the juggalos most people can learn something from the and that is hard to say after watching this video

10 years ago

mmm this is just a bunch of white trash(some black) with a moronic attitude, drinking and smoking drugs while screaming incoherent stuff and ending every sentence with a annoying Woot, woot... really boring!

10 years ago

I am going to send a letter to Kim Jong-Un asking him to wait for August and attack this festival with his nukes.

10 years ago

Mom: "I should have had that abortion." "Why did I listen to that crazy religious group that changed my mind about having an abortion?"

10 years ago

"Warning: The film contains nudity"

Was that warning really necessary ? Please vote up if your head did'nt violently explode when you saw the horrible dirty dirty naked people..

10 years ago

Woot woot! I'm not here to judge, but I do find it funny.

10 years ago

Waldo has it sussed . Many ( but not all , I must add ) pathetic people in this film. This group would mainly be useless in any national/ regional emergency of any type . This group will be amongst the first to be rounded up and put into the Fema camps ! ? .....( personally , I couldnt care less if they and their " I do what I want " friends were taken out tomorrow ? )I know our comments make no real difference to anything , but sometimes seeing how other folk, who dont give a shit for anyone but themselves , just makes me so mad ! May the sky fairy or any other available " gods " please help us ?

10 years ago

A lotta hate comments here, even though, indeed, we stumbled on a lot of... "people that look if they were southerners" (to put it in the most fashionable way possible now, lol, kidding folks). If you had any clue what ICP was all about, you'ld realize it is a big part of a great laugh. Got to have some humour. And even though my great education and rather broad spectrum of interests in the arts, philosophies, life, science, ... I have also gone totally wild on ICP when I was growing up. just as much as I did with the stones, led zep, beastie boys, dj krush, whatever the f I liked. Anyhow, to make a long point short (if I even made one) Don't be haters, sometimes people can't choose in what environment they grow up in... That said... Plenty of "geniuses" coming from "great families" have proven to be the filthiest low lifes roaming this planet mankind has witnessed until now...

So judge not lest ye be judged...

And to end this little rant, as much as I have loved "No sleep till Brooklyn". I ditto enjoyed... The great Milenko...

Come one, come all, and witness magic!

I introduce to you an occult sorcerer

Of the ancient craft of Necromancy

A caster of mind-bending illusions

From the nether void of the shadow walkers

A soul from Shangra La, The Great Milenko

10 years ago

Oh my God

You should include "Idiocracy" to this site's roster of documentaries

(That said: much of what I saw here was positive, however flawed and peripheral to what I 'normally' consider any laudable potential. Beautiful beings are being born into this screwed up world with no outlet or direction. When a person is starved of love and acceptance, it is only natural to cling to the next best thing-- whatever form it takes. If you blame these people for anything, blame the world that produced them along with it

They each seem like good-natured people, more or less, which itself is nothing to shake a stick at)

10 years ago

Could there be a secret desire in all Americans to return to the magic of adolescence and no responsibilities at work here? Every generation creates a new commune group enjoying bacchanalian delights.
No mystery here.

10 years ago

I sure as a muther****** am not impressed. Reminds me of my neighbours.

10 years ago

The event which is entirely frivolous now, could attract some real trash; so have fun but not too much. And don't quit your day jobs.

Heidi B
10 years ago

To mention Woodstock in the same sentence from anything in this "documentary" is sacrilege. Is this the result of too much inbreeding and whip it?!?! It's as if you need an ignoramus certificate to be part of this.

Corey W.
10 years ago

I have lost faith in humanity completely by seeing this. There is nothing good in the world, there is no god.

10 years ago

Oh just reading the comment is pure comedy! I love being a juggalo... Hate it all you want we are just having fun. It's ok when any run of the mill metal or rock band throw on some face paint but as soon as rappers do suddenly its so horrible thing. If you took the time to look past the smoke screen of chaos and odd s*it that you see from first glance you would see that most of these people are devoted to a deeper message then ANY fan base in musical history. 80% of the people that hate on ICP and juggalos are just mad cause two 8th grade drop outs made more out of their lives then any of them will ever do in theirs.

10 years ago

sweet freedom.too expensive

Sable Knight
10 years ago

Well close minded comments will appear everywhere. I thought the overwhelming message was inclusiveness, I.E. (Family). I guess some people are still caught up with appearance and how others use the english language. It may not be my scene but at least they seemed real!!

Marty Feinstein
10 years ago

I read somewhere that Western Culture is in its dying thows. I fear the dreadful has already happened

10 years ago

Silly me! I thought this was about a band dressed up as clowns.

10 years ago

You know I've read the comments and people tend to forget what they were like when they were young kids trying to fit in. You do stupid stuff and you live for the moment. Sure, some people will never go on to much more than having a mediocre life of hardship and living day to day, but thats not a symptom of being a "Juggalo", its part of every social group. These kids are no different than kids who like metal, go to raves or Woodstock type rock festivals. You can ridicule these kids all you want but its easy to forget what you were up to when you were a young kid and wanting to have fun was the only thing that mattered. Its a time of their life they will never forget.

10 years ago

Most of these people are either so stup1d they can't form a coherent sentence, or so high they can't-"Just living life, having fun, aha ha! Doin' whatever I want, aha ha!! Woot, woot woot"!!! In other words, "I'm a selfish loser that decided to celebrate my failure as if it were an accomplishment and be proud of my own self absorption."

10 years ago

couple of fat ass wiggers who once saw an Adicts Tshirt form a band and every mid western under achiever found another reason to stay stupid.

10 years ago

I watch this and I can smell hotdogs.