Reality TV star Tila Tequila suffered facial cuts after being pelted with bottles, rocks and, apparently, shit. The incident took place in rural Illinois at the Gathering of the Juggalos, a festival put on largely for fans of the Insane Clown Posse. For the uninitiated, juggalos and juggalettes are “mostly young people who sometimes wear clown makeup.” Thanks, CNN.
According to Sheriff of Hardin County Tom Seiner, the Gathering of the Juggalos is a “nightmare event” and “things got out of hand” during Tequila’s set at the “music” festival. According to Seiner, event planners pick Hardin County because there’s no entertainment ordinance governing the joint. Anything goes, which is welcome news to fans of trash and nonsense everywhere.
Photos of Tequila’s injuries are up on the web and a brief video clip outlines the general feel of things, featuring an especially delightful male fan attempting to get on stage to do God knows what to the petrified and suddenly topless young woman. Apparently in her confusion, she decided that taking her shirt off would quell the rampaging apes in the crowd. Or maybe she was just trying to fit in with the shirtless sea of white flab tossing from side to side and brimming with sexual frustration and general loneliness. Warmer?
Now, there are a number of questions that could be asked here. For starters, what the hell was an “artist” like Tila Tequila doing at the Gathering in the first place? Did promoters really think that Tequila would be well-received by the numbskulls in attendance or were they just setting her up for disaster? While I don’t know the exact circumstances, it seems sensible to assume that Tequila’s appearance at such a “festival” would be anything but accepted with polite praise.
Then there’s the idea that this happened to begin with. Should we be surprised that juggalos threw feces at a human being, even if that human being was a trashy TV starlet whose nonsensical foray into “music” makes Ke$ha look like Joni Fucking Mitchell? Should we be shocked that juggalos would pelt a performer with rocks and bottles? Should we be stunned that there are actually still juggalos walking this earth? It is 2010, right?
In any event, situations like this always remind me of just how absolutely idiotic people can be. A throng of inadequate dimwits in clown makeup pelting a woman with rocks, bottles and shit sounds like something out of some trashy prison movie. Nobody, not even Tila Tequila, deserves that kind of abuse. Hell, I may be tempted, but even I wouldn’t throw my poo at a juggalo.