Is there a name for something where everyone watching would like both sides fare poorly?
Tila Tequila is taking on Insane Clown Posse’s rabid and ridiculous fanbase, also known as Juggalos. The science-eschewing, clown makeup-wearing, Faygo swilling masses at their annual “Gathering of the Juggalos” unsurprisingly attacked Tequila when she performed on stage at the festival early Saturday in rural Illinois. Perhaps the most compelling aspect of the tale is that it seems for once Tila’s telling something approaching the truth:
Hardin County Sheriff Tom Seiner and a statement posted online by Tequila offered similar descriptions of the events.
“I went onstage and immediately, before I even got on stage, dudes were throwing huge stone rocks in my face, beer bottles that slit my eye open, almost burnt my hair … cuz they threw firecrackers on stage,” she wrote.
CNN also spoke with a witness who remained anonymous out of fear of Juggalo-related violence:
“She’s pretty cut up,” said a performer who saw the violence at the “Gathering of the Juggalos” in rural Hardin County, Illinois. The witness asked not to be identified so that he does not anger the juggalos.
Tequila is said to have responded to the initial assaults by baring her breasts to the crowd. This only further enraged the assembled crowd, who them chased the MySpace star offstage, smashing the windows of the SUV in which she escaped the melee.
After the incident, she tweeted:
violence against women like myself or anyone for that matter is not ok! Lawsuit is pending.
Thank you everyone for your support. The people at Juggalos behavior was disgusting and I am filing a suit against Them now. Thanks 4 ur luv
Pretty soon the owners who run the Juggalos will be bankrupt. My attorney Alan is already on it. This is disgusting behavior from men.
It is unclear who it is exactly that Tila Tequila plans to sue for the assault.