Insane Clown Posse
Region: North America
Artist: Insane Clown Posse
Confronting Bodies: A Wyoming record store and teen's parents
Dates of Action: November 2003
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Description of Artwork: Insane Clown Posse is described as a "shock rap and metal" group. Their lyrics are accused of embracing "graphic images" of murder, violence and anti-social behavior.
The Incident: A teenager in Casper, Wyoming commited suicide. The teen's parents, Howard and Mari Fochtman suggested that the group did not kill their son but they "did not do him any good." In response a Cheyenne FYE record store pulled ICP products from their shelves; items included wallets, T-shirts and albums.
Results of Incident: Several ICP fans disagreed with the store's decision. Store officials suggest that the removal of merchandise is only temporary.