'The Devils Ride': Are the Laffing Devils real or fake?

The premiere of the new Discovery Channel reality series The Devils Ride has created quite a stir among viewers, raising one question in particular: Is this a real club, or one created specifically for television?

The new Discovery Channel reality series, The Devils Ride, is causing a lot of controversy among viewers. Some are adamant that the show could not be real; others are taking a more open approach, giving the show—and the Laffing Devils—a chance to prove themselves. Here on Huliq, many readers have chimed in with their opinions. An anonymous reader got the comment ball rolling on a recent article:

What respectable MC airs their Mc business with the world on national television? Also, if you listen and watch what goes on in the first airing, they contradict themselves relative to membership/tension etc. Lastly, the wives of the members go out for dinner in public with cameras rolling for national TV and they (or Prospect Charles) worry about some paparazzi taking pics of them? If you don't want your pic taken, why are you on TV? Also, I wonder if they realize that Red and White is the colors of another well known worldwide MC that has been around for over 50 years. I am curious to know if these TV bikers got permission to use those two colors and center logo from the worldwide MC that owns them?

A lot of questions, all pointing, of course, to “fake.” Others, however, were less critical of the show, such as this anonymous commenter:

Hey they’re cool ! All M/C;s don't have to be 1%ers. They’re there with permission. These guys are just in it for the Brotherhood of riding with friends. A step up from your local Hog chapter.

Also, Rob said:

Maybe they really are just a club who likes to ride motorcycles. It sounds like people here are taking it too seriously. You don't have to live like something out of a movie to have a group of people who ride together.

Is a Cop-MC Prez Marriage Acceptable?

An interesting issue that arose in this comment stream was the suggestion that one of the Laffing Devils is married to a police officer—something that readers adamantly say would never happen in a real MC (motorcycle club).

Anonymous:

THIS IS NOT A REAL MC....TOTALLY BOGUS...BY THE WAY...GIPSY'S WIFE IS A COP ! NO REAL MC WOULD EVER HAVE ANY TIES TO LAW ENFORCEMENT ! WHAT A JOKE !

Anonymous:

Any MC associated as closely with law enforcement ie.. wife of a prez...is definitely not welcomed near or around our club.

Sheryl:

I am 55 and been riding since I was 15 only a ama riding club would allow a person with a cop in the family esp the president to have a cop for a wife what a &^%*($^ joke.

Others, however, seemed to think having a cop in an MC could be a benefit, like Zrfunited, who still agreed, overall that the Laffing Devils were likely fake:

Most likely their antics are contrived for television. Like I said, I most likely won't watch it. Don't really care to watch a bunch of folks playing at the fantasy. … I would actually venture to say that a wife or girlfriend who was a cop would be a great benefit to an outlaw.

It was unclear, overall, just what readers felt defined an MC, but those ideas were clearly polarized as well. While some debated on whether or not an MC would ever allow itself to be associated with a police officer, other anonymous comments focused on the other possibilities of being in a MC:

Anonymous:

Not all clubs are created to perpetuate scum, hate and discontent of all those around. Some of us are actually here to really help others.

You are exactly right. There are no rules to an MC that's what keeps everyone guessing. If their were specific rules it would not be an MC.

And, Sheryl agreed, saying:

Real clubs have raised more monies for St. Jude’s , cancer treatment , etc., than our govermment or any private org.

Whatever the definition of a “real” MC, one thing is clear: As long as The Devils Ride is hitting the airwaves at the Discovery Channel, it is going to be stirring up controversy, particularly the question that has yet to be anwered: Fake or not fake?

Stay tuned.

The Devils Ride airs tonight on the Discovery Channel at 10 p.m. E/P.

UPDATE: The Devils Ride into sunset on Season One finale

Image: Wikimedia Commons

Video: Discovery Channel, The Devils Ride

Comments

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Ok first things first, all of you but the vets and real 1%ers on here and just dumb. I respect my vets and I am sad because I can't serve. Those of you claiming to be a 1%er but in actuality have nothing to do with said mcs are disrespecting true patchholders. Now as for the ldmc, who cares if they are real or fake. Its a tv show and nothing more. As for the person who said they shoot paintball guns with a cop stance, shut up. I have shot two pistols and I use a "cop stance" because its just how I have seen most guns fired. The ldmc is full of fakes whether it is real or not. I am true to myself and that is what should be important to all people not getting online and bashing a tv show. I apologize for all spelling and grammar errors. By the way go bash some politicians for being fake and maybe this country wouldn't be so troubled.

Submitted by Midknight (not verified) on
The club wasn't created for TV. I never heard anyone claim to be a 1% club. Now that they have their own TV series, expect run of the mill fabricated TV BS.

Submitted by christopher mills (not verified) on
i dont have to remain aynonomous because i just dont give a shit who reads this.i think that the laffing devils are the biggest joke when it comes to a m.c.i was a part of an m.c. for a long time and still have ties with them to this day.they would never let there bussiness be aired on national t.v. no matter what.however it makes for great t.v. and keeps my attention.i do however feel for juices family for there loss.that part of the show was real and should not be over looked,if in fact for some reason any of the devils are reading this im sorry for your loss.i cant wait for the new season to start if in fact there is a new season coming on.

Submitted by DJ (not verified) on
I guess all of you never would have put much thought into the fact that maybe the H/A had this club made for TV to bring down the tension that MC’s are bad! Revers psychology people

Submitted by andrea (not verified) on
I heard it being rename and moving to the comedy channel...laffin at the devils. What a bunch of clowns. Toad from American Graffiti had more class, talent and balls than these guys.

Submitted by d (not verified) on
But what about RUSTY from obviously the H/A's? Why would he have anything to do with them? I dont know if they would bereal or fake but i like watching and Gypsy would be better running the show rather than Billy.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
The Laffing Devils Pres. is a joke!!! Gpsy is the one with honor!!

Submitted by Anonymous Biker (not verified) on
The Laffing Devils are the most pathetic bunch of guys to ever wear a patch. They are truly the "Jersy Shore" of bike gangs Billy the Kid is doing a fine impression of The Situation and his Vice President Snubz is Snookie through and through. I wouldn't show these losers an ounce of respect

Submitted by MIKE777 (not verified) on
Who gives a s&*t if it's real or not. I'm leaning towards fake though. It just seems a little too scripted to me. Also, I would think that clubs would like to keep their business confindential. Not have it on tv for everyone to see. Plus, if that Gypsy dude would've come up to my house swinging a bat and breaking s&*t, he would've gotten his ass kicked! I wouldn't have waited for him to leave and then start talking like a badass. I'm a fan of SOA, but I'm not an idiot to think that the show represents all MC's. It's entertainment!! I'm not really familiar with how the whole MC thing works. Is it possible to have a group of guys who just like to hang out and ride Harley's and give themselves a name? is there some kind of rules and regulations that prevent me from wearing a cut with a club name on it? Just checking...

Submitted by demonryder (not verified) on
anyone can start there own mc a mc dos not have to be a 1%er loke at the bleuknights are cops the redknights are fierfither and there both mcs

Submitted by demonryder (not verified) on
why ppl bitch about ld wearing red and whit wen there oviously have red and grey and if th HA wouldent want them to weare tos coulers laffing devils whouldnt cus the LD is a joke but i never heard any body complayn about the tv series soa roking black and whit thats the outlaws and mongols coulers just saying snintchys are a dying breed (outlaws) moto

Submitted by Just me (not verified) on
I recognized the former bassplayer en singer Evan (biohazard) in a show. He and a real Hells Angel also performd in a tv show called Ozz. But the Discovery show is scripted, just asthe guns show and all that other so called true crap

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Just a thought from the UK; Is it just me, or does anyone else have the overwhelming urge to jump through their TV screen and seriously give those jokers a serious kicking; the problem is it's like watching a surgical procedure -you really don't want to watch but you just have to do it because you really can't believe what you're seeing. Some of the 1%er clubs must be biting at the bit to go over and 'have a littlre word', By the way, I never go online and post a comment, but i'll make an exception here as they seriously make my p$*s boil

Submitted by DOUGIE (not verified) on
Have to agree !! Can`t believe what I`am watching !!! Or should I say won`t be watching !!!!!!! My God what a bunch of Girls they are I have never seen anything like it !! A Politically Correct" Biker GANG " !!!!!!!!! Have seen tougher guys on Mopeds and Vespas !!!!!! And eating eggs rancheros at Cooks Corner !!!!! They should trade their bikes in for Donkeys !!!!!!!!!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
you wanna see a show about "real bikers" youtube Vicious cycles" enjoy

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
you wanna see a show about "real bikers" youtube Vicious cycles" enjoy

Submitted by Blade. (not verified) on
Really what a big ass joke this guys are as fauk as they come trying be be real 1%ers no real MC would ever let TV film whats gose on in a reak club never. and as fare as the prez wife being a cop ant no way in hell that shit would fly in a real 1%er club.

Submitted by Blade. (not verified) on
Really what a big ass joke this guys are as fauk as they come trying be be real 1%ers no real MC would ever let TV film whats gose on in a reak club never. and as fare as the prez wife being a cop ant no way in hell that shit would fly in a real 1%er club.

Submitted by Kodger (not verified) on
One person made the comment that the LDs colours are Red and White, They actualy are Red and Grey, Not very observant, They even state what the colours represent. Also the logo on the back looks nothing like the deaths head that 81 wear. As for real or fake "probably fake".

Submitted by Ridding buddy (not verified) on
The question of fake or real implies that they could be actors that don't ride together outside the filming. From what I have seen and researched, they are a real MC, just not a 1%er. As for filming, a post by one of their members on another site confirmed what I thought. The editing was arranged and set up to make people believe that they were 1%ers. All the controversy in this situation comes from the producers' desks filtered through the editing room. And now there are allegations on Gipsy for being arrested. I can't find anything "yet" to confirm that, which leads me to believe that it came from the same filter as the rest. True or false I don't know. One thing seams to be clear, most of them like to play tough guys and wannaby 1%ers. A REAL none criminal MC does not put up with all that drama. And a real criminal MC deals with it fast when it comes. A solid MC is built from people that don't need to prove anything -- no short man syndrome. One more thing, prospects and hangarounds are for 1%ers, if a 99%er does it, it's because they are wannabies. Is it a brotherhood or a schoolyard gang? They don't need to check them to make sure they are not cops. If you have to test him do a legal check if you feel you have to. I have been in both kinds and let me tell you that is nonsense for a 99%er club. Remember that he will be your brother, someone you will rely on. At a time when you need him, do you want him to remember the time when you shaved his balls or made him clean the plugged toilet with his hands? Is the Laffing Devils real? I think so. Do I want to join them? Definitely not because they act like kids. Billy The Kid is a coward that hides behind his "enforcers" and rank. He should be voted out. It's a ridding club and I believe that Danny Boy or Hawkster should be prez. I knew real MC presidents, and they were always at the head of the pack in everything. Hawkster is a bit weak for that but DB doesn't want the job :P Before speaking of respect and ( LOL ) disrespect, these guys should learn to be respectful first. My favorite quote "Your starting a new club? Don't you think that is a bit disrespectful?" I laughed so hard when he said that. BUT since it was so massively edited, I can't be sure that they were talking about the same topic. In all fairness, Gipsy can use his colors all he wants... they are his in the first place. Is he a good guy or better than billy? I don't know but they both have lied on camera no less. I say out with the drama queens and in with the family oriented brotherhood.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Gypsy was an ex bounty hunter wat true mc outlaw or: not would heaven patch the dude in

Submitted by MUDFLAP (not verified) on
HEY IM A MC CLUB MEMBER ON THE EAST COAST. HERE IN THE EAST WE DONT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST CLUBS . WE SUPPORT EACH OTHER.OF COURSE THERE IS EXCEPTIONS! YOU WONT SEE COP CLUBS AT 1% PARTIES, BUT YOU WILL SEE FAMILY CLUBS ,RIDING CLUBS, AND 1%ERS GET ALONG GREAT! THE GENERAL PUBLIC NEEDS TO SEE POSITIVE DISPLAYS BY BIKERS SUCH AS THE BIKERS LINING UP IN (NEW TOWN CT) FOR SUPPORT OF THE KIDS WHO WERE KILLED! ALSO 911 GETS SUPPORTED BY ALL CLUBS HERE WITH NO QUESTIONS!! EVEN SCOOTER CLUBS!! ITS TIME TO DO THE RIGHT THING FOR EACH OTHER!! LOOK AROUND ,OUR GOVT IS RUNNING US INTO THE GROUND!! POSITIVE DISPLAYS IS THE WAY TO GO!!! BOTTOM LINE! AS FOR S.O.A ITS ENTERTAINMENT JUST LIKE THE REST OF TV AND MOVIES! " HEY ONE DAY A BIKER MIGHT SAVE YOUR LIFE? CHANGE YOUR TIRE?". DONT LET THE BAD APPLES SPOIL ALL!! ITS GOOD TO SEE PEOPLE RIDING MORE AND MORE!! " ITS DIFFERENT TIMES BRO'S !!! MUDFAP!

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