The annual Gathering of the Juggalos event in Illinois is a fascinating spectacle. While the Insane Clown Posse’s Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope have led us to believe that they’re a pair of thugged out, gun-wielding psychos, it turns out that they’re actually two devout Christians trying to spread positive influence through their unique brand of rap music. Of course, their followers, Juggalos, end up interpreting that message in their own way, like domestic violence turkey legs, black market Four Loko, or blatantly selling LSD.
But the Gathering has also been a source of inspiration for a different demographic, namely celebrities at the end of their 15 minutes. Each year, the festival’s organizers release an infomercial to fill us in on the lineup, and there are always a few random celebrities that are begging for one last shred of acceptance. See: Charlie Sheen, MC Hammer, Tom Green, Gallagher, Coolio, Dustin Diamond, Vanilla Ice, Ron Jeremy, and, of course, Tila Tequila, who famously walked around topless during her electro-pop-garbage music performance that inspired the crowd to throw bottles, rocks, and poop at her face.
So who are this year’s Juggalo stars?
Master P, Onyx, The Fat Boys, Bobcat Goldthwait, Jamie Kennedy, and fresh off his release from TNA Wrestling and a domestic dispute, Ric Flair. I guess in order to be the best, you have to now throw feces at the best. Enjoy the 2012 Gathering infomercial after the jump.
Also, I stumbled across this Gathering image and, um, what’s up Juggalette on the left? Care to join me for a two liter of Faygo with two straws?
(Image via Flickr/jamie nyc.)