Most clowns aren’t trying to be scary. They’re trying to be fun personified. When did the clown, a figure of kid-friendly entertainment, become so weighed down by fear. When did clowns become so dark and when did it become okay to start terrorising children with them?
Being funny and mischievous is one thing .. but when it turns into homicidal urges is certainly another.
Over the past few weeks in England people dressed as clowns have been stalking, terrifying and trying to abduct children.
The Mirror reported “Pupils have been warned to ‘go straight home after school today and not to loiter’ as reports continue of schoolchildren being stalked by clowns. Kent Police have issued the caution after a number of “suspicious incidents” in Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells, in Kent…. Since then, there have been reports of people wearing clown masks being spotted in a van on St John’s Road in Tunbridge Wells on Tuesday and Wednesday. Schools in the town issued their own advice after a boy was approached by two men in a van on Wednesday morning. Luckily he ran away and told his school what had happened.”
This kind of occurrence really opens my eyes to how many unstable people are walking around unsupervised in our society.
What would you do if you saw this clown hanging around kids? Would love to hear from you.