Such mixed opinions. On the one hand I'm glad these girls are resistant to body issues and shaming, and they seem to be in a community that is likewise accepting of a variety of body types. On the other hand I can't see any good outcomes to participating in a Miss Juggalette pageant.
But seriously size positivity is one of the things I like most about Juggalo culture. I could care less about ICP's music but I appreciate the Family regardless.
OT but I've got a ton of PTO saved up and might go back to Wisconsin to visit some friends in Milwaukee in the summer, and I think I want to center this around the GotJ since it's just one state down and I've always wanted to go. Any poesters interested in making tentative plans!?!
If I remember correctly, reigning Miss Juggalettes get to appear in promotional material, not to mention all the respect and communal goodwill that comes from the position. Why would anyone want to win a Miss Universe pageant? Why would anyone want to be a Bodybuilding champion, win American Ninja Warrior, or be That Guy Who Snatched the Flag From the Greasy Pole?
They're modern-day May Queens, and I see nothing wrong with that.
Oh, OK, right. Check the video. At 2:50, last year's Lette Queen is called out on stage to discuss some of the perks of her office - for example, her Facebook and Instagram "blowing the fuck up right now".
I can unironically dig some of this culture. They are are genuine, inclusive and supportive towards each other. I've seen the low hanging fruit documentaries of The Gathering and often thought the "filmmakers" were way grosser than the subjects.
Kind of like being a furry: I may snicker at them, but at some level I can accept that they're doing what works for them, and as ludicrous as I might find some of what they're doing it's more or less benign. There are more socially acceptable yet more destructive lifestyles.
But I still can't come up with a positive ending to the sentence, "I participated in the Juggalette Pageant and _________ ."
Two Jar Slave
Juggalo culture has worn PoeTV into willing submission. Juggalos endured. Snark lost, ICP won, may Miss Jugalette's reign be benevolent.
I had 2 points where I accepted Juggalos, the first working in the midwest with one, who not only played ICP at work but also wore the makeup to work, and where I was called out for erroneously calling ICP's lyrics "racist" which upon further inspection are not.
I was actually thinking about this the other day since I've been listening to a lot of Killer Mike and Run the Jewels after his Bernie endorsement and interview: IMO the lyrical flow, content and such is better, but it really sounds like ICP at times, with Killer Mike as Violent J and El-Producto as Shaggy.
I'm not going to become a juggalo or anything or anytime soon, but I want to go to the GotJ unironically. For irony, I'd probably stick with Burning Man honestly.
Then again RTJ did Meow The Jewels, so top that ICP!
|Miss Henson's 6th grade class |
Oooh, I like 'em trashy.
|The Mothership |
Skootch....skootch towards the right.
Lilith got robbed.
Oooooh, shit! Turns out she's the singer from Sorrowseed, which means a friend of mine knows her - not very well, but still. It's a small world!
What are the qualifications?
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