It's a sad day for democracy when a pair of rappers who dress as clowns show more responsibility and consideration for human life than elected officials and the US president.

Every year since 2000 the rap group Insane Clown Posse have held a music festival called 'The Gathering of the Juggalos' which averages more than 9,000 punters a year, or 'Juggalos' as their fans are called.

However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the ICP have been forced to cancel this year's festival. They noted in a statement that even if they wanted to it would be impossible to hold the event and that they are not willing to risk anyone's health or life because of it.

The bottom line is simply that we REFUSE to risk even ONE Juggalo life by hosting a Gathering during these troubling times.

ICP, which consists of members 'Violent J' and 'Shaggy 2 Dope' have, in a way, shown more leadership than Donald Trump who last night claimed that disinfectant and UV light could cure Covid-19.

Trump has been floating the idea of reopening the United States soon than what many would consider being safe, while also encouraging people to take part in anti-lockdown protests.

Elsewhere, the Republican governor of Georgia, who has already started to relax social distancing rules, something that Trump bizarrely disagreed with.

Regardless, the fact that a pair of rappers whose most famous lyric is 'f**king magnets, how do they work?' can show more responsibility than the president and an elected governor tells you all you need to know.

At the time of writing, the CDC has confirmed more than 46,000 probable deaths from coronavirus in the US and more than 820,000 cases of infection, which is more than any other country in the world.

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