Clowns are not coming to Stephen King’s birthday party
In all clown seriousness, with the most recent adaptation of It clowning September box-office records, the clown community has decided to blame the ‘King of Horror’ for costing actual clowns their clowning jobs. Clowns.
Pam Moody, AKA Sparky The Firefighter Clown, AKA the president of the World Clown Association, believes the decline of the industry is due in large part to the original 1990 film, and has inspired other “scary clowns” to do their own… scary clown stuff.
A rough few years…
Last year’s “Creepy Clown” epidemic caused the WCA to release a statement speaking out against “scary clowns,” and reminding the WCA membership that the “art of clowning is to be treasured and enjoyed.”
Unfortunately, it hasn’t done much to get them into the good graces of the public.
Moody describes stories of many clowns getting disinvited from parties they were hired to perform at in recent years. In more detail, she described one incident with a clown who arrived early to a child’s birthday party only to be swarmed by police.
Putting the tears in ‘tears of a clown’
Regardless of whether Stephen King is the sole reason behind the bust of the clown industry (we highly doubt it), the WCA president is right about one thing: clowns do get a bad rap.
According to a study done by Vox, Americans are more afraid of clowns than terrorism, economic collapse, and even dying. Why? There’s only one absolute conclusion we can come to: clowns are scary as sh*t.