'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
First of all, Gipsy did NOT "quit the club". Originally he just stepped down as club's president. It's that punk-ass Billy who wanted to take Gipsy's cut away. If you have watched the show, Gipsy said it several times that he did not walk away from the club, and as a founding father would always want the best for the club. The reason why Gipsy is starting a new club is not to compete with LDs, but to have the brotherhood that he started with LD, something that in his own words he did not feel anymore in LDMC. Especially when your "brother" is trying to kick you out of your own home, anyone would feel betrayed.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Tommy Quinn Gipsy was voted out because his wife is a cop. Thats also why his cut was taken.

Submitted by Whitehorse67 (not verified) on
Where do you get he was voted out because his wife is a cop? He FOUNDED the club.....he was the PRESIDENT since the club was founded.......and his wife was a cop the whole time. To clear it up for you. He was NOT voted out, if you have watched and comprehended the show, you will know what you say is complete crap. So therefore, YOU are the idiot.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
This is not real unless Discovery is condoning felony violations. Juice is/was a convicted felon based upon his gun/drugs/fraud charges. They show him in possession of high power assault rifles firing them with "tank".

Submitted by Hillbilly (not verified) on
saries ObozoSuks, some of us an't as edumicated as you'n is. we just'n trien to say wats we a thinken. and someatimes these computas change the words we typ. relax and stop trying to show everyone how "smart you are", by correcting thier (or is it they're?) spelling. we are not impressed.

Submitted by The Real Sandman (not verified) on
So now we got the spelling Police here too?LMFAO.If YER gonna snitch on peoples spelling,were gonna have to ask for YER cut back,

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I also love family guy. Dont have to be real to like it. Also,I know what my cut looked like after five years.You know what Im talking about and would never dare replace it. Never heard of a hang around vest. Is that a left coast thing? Rusty is a scarey looking dude. Speaks very well but his acting sucks. I would be very polite in his presence also. When the president is talking to his brothers theres allot of "well maybe you can" and soft tones. I know when I have an issue with a brothers its"yo dickheadcutthecrap!" and maybe a little fistacuffs to follow. Just sayingreal or not,theres allot of trueness to it.

Submitted by Whitehorse67 (not verified) on
You talk like you are a member of a Motorcycle club...or have been?....if this is the case you should know who Rusty is. I have NEVER been in a Motorcycle club and I knew who he was before this show. Your MC must ride mini bikes.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Glad to see so many people agree that this show is a skit for Discovery, hehe

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