I’ve seen ninjas posting about this here and there but until I dug a little deeper into it I had no clue what this whole Clown Check shit was all about. Maybe you don’t either. So check it out, there is a social video app called TikTok that I guess is all the trend (or maybe not, I don’t know) and ninjas using the app are embracing their inner Juggalos. They’re creating Clown Check videos which go like this: A chick wearing normal make-up looks at the camera and says “clown check.” The camera then cuts to the same chick wearing wicked clown make-up with Insane Clown Posse’s “Hokus Pokus” intro playing. Specifically where Shaggy says “I-C-fuckin’-P’s in the haughhh!”
Have a look at some of the videos published on TikTok below.
The #clowncheck hashtag has more than 215 million views on TikTok as I write this now so holy. Fuckin’. Shit, ninjas.
The question I ask is “why now?” I don’t have a problem with it as it seems like more of an embrace than a diss but what could be causing these users to suddenly dress up like wicked clowns and rep ICP? I feel like it’s more of the newer generation discovering the older generation and loving that shit? Maybe? Nostalgia related media is all the craze right now so who knows?
Now apparently another ICP/Juggalo inspired theme has popped up on TikTok and that my friends is “The Neden Game.” Yes.
Check out one of those videos published on TikTok below.
Even more proof people are in love with nostalgia? The Neden Game is a dope song even if everyone and their grandmother knows it (probably as “that dating game song”).
Magdalene Taylor over at MelMagazine.com posted an article up a few days ago titled “Clown Check! Inside The Controversial ‘Juggalo’ TikTok Scene.” It goes into much greater detail about the entire craze and is also coming from an outsider’s perspective.
Here is an excerpt:
And yet! There’s been a shift in recent months, and much like the success of “Old Town Road” and socialism, we can thank the teens for it.
On the super-popular social video app TikTok, the Juggalo subculture has become something of a trend. Instead of hating on clowns, TikTok’s young users are identifying as them. On the app, users create endlessly varied video interpretations of the same audio track, and here they’ve turned the ICP song “Hokus Pokus” into a meme — with more than 320,000 remixes.
You can check out that entire article by CLICKING HERE.
Juggalos: Doing #clownchecks since before they were cool.