Metrotimes Detroit has released their weekly “Ask a Juggalo” column.
This week Metrotimes asks Vinnie Monaster “Is making fun of Juggalos one of the last acceptable forms of class bigotry?”
If you would like to send a question in to be answered, you can do so by emailing AskAJuggalo@metrotimes.com.
Q: I read in an article that “making fun of Juggalos is one of the last acceptable forms of class bigotry.” What do you think about that statement?
A: You know, this goes back to younger times in our lives, when, for whatever reason, picking on somebody or putting somebody down made you feel better. Unfortunately, showing bigotry is and always has been part of our culture as Americans. If you don’t understand it, you mobilize, attack, and destroy it. It’s easy for somebody to try to blow out our everlasting burning flame and try to make their flame burn a little brighter. But the joke is on them. We, as Juggalos, will always have the last laugh. Especially now, being in my mid-30s, I can say that we are still on the way up. Twenty years from now, there’s gonna be Juggalos running this country, you know what I mean? And at the end of the day, don’t be surprised if we see mud being slung in the next 20 years over all kinds of political offices and Juggalos that are literally pushing for greatness and pushing for change and pushing to make things better for people, because we never forgot where we came from. We’re the same human beings. Whether you’re really struggling as a Juggalo or really well off, at the end of the day, we are very down-to-earth. That’s one of the big things about being a Juggalo that goes all the way back to the very first full-length Joker’s Card, that bigots are a dying breed, and haters, if you will, they’re not even on our radar. So at the end of the day, we can be judged by whomever, and most of the people that do judge us as a whole have absolutely no clue of what they’re talking about. The bottom line, man: Ignorance is bliss. And we definitely got a pie for every hater’s face out there. Hope you love whipped cream dripping down your jaw. Straight up.