File this under Fightin’ Words.
Also: Five Guys is as bad a burger as there is. Their fans are basically the fast-food equivalents of Juggalos. I don’t get it.
For the uninitiated (like me, until five minutes ago when I Googled the term), Juggalos are the rabid followers of Insane Clown Posse, the ultra-profane Detroit rap duo. Folks have compared Juggalos to gang members. Phoenix New Times wrote this about Juggalos in its area:
Metrocenter is one of Phoenix’s two main Juggalo hangouts; the other being the Monstar Shop at Camelback Road and 35th Avenue. Mall security, shopkeepers, and other kids revile Juggalos, and it’s easy to see why: They’re grubby, self-proclaimed white trash with lip rings, baggy black jeans, chain wallets, and dirty goatees. Many are un- or under-employed. They smoke poorly constructed rollies to the stub and yell curse words at passing cars.
Congratulations, Five Guys fans. You’ve just been compared to violent, under-employed slacker kids who love to drink Faygo soda. If I had to guess, I say Ozersky was trying to imply that Five Guys fans are like mindless gang members who pledge allegiance to cultural crap.
Well, I have to hand it to Ozersky. He’s certainly following his own advice.