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November 30, 2018 9:28 PM   Subscribe

Meet Kung Fu Joe! He's a brand new fursuit currently wandering around this weekend's Midwest Fur Fest, the second largest furry convention in the US (maybe the world). He's there because his daughter, @RubyBruceLee, is a furry and he's there with her. Here's Ruby with her dad. Also, Ruby with her dad and a fan. And Ruby with her dad and a another fan. But why does that last tweet mention Insane Clown Posse's Violent J? Because Violent J's daughter is a furry and he's had a fursuit made that incorporates his juggalo clown markings into its fur. They're at the con and it's charming as fuck.

Violent J's intersection with furry went public earlier this year when he and his daughter posted a scathing takedown product review video of a shitty fursuit his daughter had bought. She's been hoping to go to MFF all year, and he managed to commission a fursuit in time for the con. His brand new instagram account only has posts about their weekend at the furry convention so far.
posted by hippybear (27 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
 
This is extremely surprising! That’s all I have to say.
posted by Going To Maine at 9:53 PM on November 30, 2018 [1 favorite]


This is... really cute and wholesome. If you were to tell me 5 years ago that in 2018 I would be team furry and team juggalo I would not have believed you. Sometimes this timeline is alright.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 10:06 PM on November 30, 2018 [28 favorites]


Huh... it's weird but it makes a funny kind of sense, you gotta figure there's a draw to being able to walk around in public and attract positive attention but not as 'yourself' (for both celebs and teens).

gizmodo reached out for an interview so you can read more about how furries are like juggalos and how much of a proud papa VJ is.
posted by subdee at 10:09 PM on November 30, 2018 [5 favorites]


I wonder if this is going to lead to a bunch of juggalos becoming furries. Or vise-versa. What a world we live in.
posted by egypturnash at 10:11 PM on November 30, 2018 [2 favorites]


I KNOW, RIGHT??!!
posted by hippybear at 10:16 PM on November 30, 2018 [1 favorite]


I love how wholesome Juggalo culture can be.
posted by Betty_effn_White at 10:17 PM on November 30, 2018 [12 favorites]


Cuteness. How does it work?
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:19 PM on November 30, 2018 [3 favorites]


That's a really awesome fursuit.
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:20 PM on November 30, 2018 [2 favorites]


Their "snaked" video had me dizzy with the cuteness of it. Oh, my lord. I was a little worried they were maybe coming down too hard on some little indie fursuit artist but then I saw this video and fuck OISK. It turns out they're actually worse than the "snaked" video would suggest, ripping off the designs of real artists and selling an expensive, inferior product. Outrageously Insane Snaky Crooks, indeed!

I was a little surprised by all the stuff in the video about Violent J being broke. I mean, it's refreshing to hear a rapper who's not boasting about all his riches... but ICP has sold a lot of albums and they do all those concerts and the wrestling stuff. Where did all that money go?
posted by Ursula Hitler at 1:19 AM on December 1, 2018


This is unexpectedly delightful. And well told, hippybear. Thanks for sharing it!
posted by Songdog at 3:44 AM on December 1, 2018


Where did all that money go?

Probably to ICP's futile lawsuit against the FBI to keep from having the Juggalos designated a "gang" by that agency.
posted by hippybear at 3:59 AM on December 1, 2018 [1 favorite]


If someone told me that there was already considerable overlap between the juggalo and furry communities, it would not surprise me one bit. Not one little bit.
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The at 7:34 AM on December 1, 2018 [2 favorites]


Also, this is wonderful.
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The at 7:34 AM on December 1, 2018 [1 favorite]


This is so awesome. Shaggy joins Liev Schreiber in the Famous Parent Supporting Their Kid Hall of Fame.
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 8:24 AM on December 1, 2018 [4 favorites]


It's cool that whereas at Comicon, famous people put on costumes and masks so they can walk around incognito, Shaggy's fursona is totally his face paint. "There might be some Family here at the con, gotta make sure they can find me."

When the Juggalos square up against the Nazis for a street fight, I wanna see armored furries with claws & teeth.

Whoop whoop!
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 8:29 AM on December 1, 2018 [8 favorites]


Ack: J, not Shaggy.
posted by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 8:30 AM on December 1, 2018


I can't see Instagram because my account is weirdly nuked (it comes up with a name that's very much not mine and then goes into infinite 'oops, there's been an error'land and this has resisted fixing for ages now) but I very much hope Violent J's fursuit is feline-themed, because, well, Insane Clown Pussy.
posted by Devonian at 8:32 AM on December 1, 2018


Just opened Twitter on my phone and this was in the “people you know liked this” section: OK YEAH NOW MY LIFE IS COMPLETE
posted by gc at 8:39 AM on December 1, 2018


More on ICP's money problems.
posted by k8t at 9:12 AM on December 1, 2018


I liked this quote from J in the Gizmodo interview that subdee linked:
Man, I love to be a part of something, that I don’t fully understand. Just sit there and soak up all that knowledge of something that is obviously dope. That’s fresh. I’m so looking forward to that.
posted by Lexica at 12:32 PM on December 1, 2018 [5 favorites]


the Famous Parent Supporting Their Kid Hall of Fame.

See also: Colin Mochrie

And props to Violent J for being a good human being.
posted by elsietheeel at 12:55 PM on December 1, 2018 [4 favorites]


W H O L E S O M E

thank you for this sweet saturday story!
posted by halation at 1:04 PM on December 1, 2018 [1 favorite]


This just reinforces my perception of Juggalos as INT 7 chaotic good.
posted by xthlc at 3:35 PM on December 1, 2018 [4 favorites]


Midwest Fur Fest, the con this weekend, just tweeted this: Thank you everyone. We are proud to share that this year we have raised (over) $92,794 for our charity, @SitStayRead
posted by hippybear at 6:05 PM on December 2, 2018


It was a busy day when I saw this FPP, but I continues to make me happy.
posted by monopas at 12:09 AM on December 3, 2018




One of my favorite things about ICP is that a dude named "Violent J" seems to be an absolute mensch.
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 2:29 PM on December 3, 2018


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