Some online news media outlets have drawn comparisons of Juggalos to supporters of former President Donald Trump, and Insane Clown Posse are not happy about it.
An article in The Atlantic titled "What to Do With Trumpists," written shortly before the end of Trump's Presidency, author Grame Wood writes, "At noon tomorrow, our four-year experiment being governed by the political equivalent of the Insane Clown Posse will finally end. It is ending 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... one generation of political Juggalos was punishment enough."
The article garnered a strong reaction across the Internet, and many defended Juggalos, whose ideals are apparently much different than the supporters of Trump the story compares them to.
ICP's own Violent J even responded directly to the article:
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.. The truth is it f**kin’ hurts and [it’s] scary seeing professional adults acting like savage bullies...[ICP fans make] easy targets because they’re so misunderstood... Sad little bulls**t like this makes me question the media in general and [lose] a little faith in just about [everything] I f**kin read!”