"> Name: Insane Clown Posse merchandise removed after teen suicide

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  North America



Artist: Insane Clown Posse

Confronting Bodies: A Wyoming record store and teen's parents

Date of Action: November 2003

Specific Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming

Description of Artwork: Insane Clown Possie is described as a "shock rap and metal" group. Their lyrics are accused of embracing "graphic images" of murder, violence and anti-social behavior.

Description of Incident: Last month 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.

Source: www.antimusic.com

Submitted By: NCAC

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