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Insane Clown Posse donates shirts to be turned into masks for COVID-19 workers

Group donated about 300 shirts that will be made into masks for healthcare workers

Adam Graham
The Detroit News

Insane Clown Posse is doing its part to help out in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, donating shirts that will be fashioned into masks for healthcare workers and members of the community. 

ICP's Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope donated about 300 shirts from the group's Farmington Hills warehouse to Detroit Sewn in Pontiac, which will turn those shirts into masks for those who need them locally. 

Violent J, a member of the rap group Insane Clown Posse, yells on stage before speaking to juggalos in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

"They were mostly Shaggy 2 Dope shirts, so they don't really sell anyway," Violent J — real name Joseph Bruce — joked to TMZ

The shirts will be turned into 2,000 to 3,000 masks and will be turned around in a matter of days, according to Shannon Lazovski of Glamorous Moms Foundation. Lazovski's group is working with Detroit Sewn and running the Michigan Mask Donation Center in downtown Pontiac. 

Lazovski said she received a phone call from a member of ICP's marketing team about the donation last week. 

"It was a fun phone call," says Lazovski, whose entirely volunteer-based foundation has handed out 3,000 masks since March 30. "It was a group that I did not expect to be on the other end of the phone. Of course, we are accepting of anyone that has a heart and wants to help others."

In the meantime, ICP pulled the plug on this year's Gathering of the Juggalos on Wednesday, saying "we refuse to risk even one Juggalo life by hosting a Gathering during these troubling times." 

The group's response was praised online. "Insane Clown Posse are showing more urgent concern for public safety than many sitting politicians," New York Times tech reporter Mike Isaac said on Twitter, echoing the sentiment of many who celebrated the Clowns' decision.   

agraham@detroitnews.com

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