Clowning Around


Clowns Sighting started back in August in South Carolina, where children told police that a group of clowns were trying to lure them into their home in the forest.

It sounded like a terrifying thing and parents were very concerned. Throughout September and the beginning of October, clown sightings became the new fad that social media trolls and users were interested in.

Clown sighting videos became popular on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Soon after, there was reason to believe that the clown craze was actually nothing more than just a publicity stunt for some and a joke to others.

Many of the hundreds of videos were pretty much the same, with teenagers spotting a clown far out in a forest, field, or road and running away from it once the clown spotted them.

Although some videos have proven to not be very serious, in some cases the clowns have taken it out of control and actually harmed people. There was a fatal stabbing in Pennsylvania and a young man in Kentucky was arrested after he was seen trying to lure children into the woods with candy.

Police in a number of states warned people against dressing up as clowns as a joke in fear of them getting hurt by the public. However, those who dress up as clowns for a job are very concerned about their safety.

Clowns have now formed their own version of the Black Lives Matter movement and have called it Clown Lives Matter. The clown supporters of Clown Lives Matter planned a march in Tucson, Arizona on October 15 in order to bring awareness to the fact that there are some clowns that actually do that for a living.

However, many people sent death threats to the organizer of the walk, Nikki Sinn, and she was forced to cancel it. Many people who supported the Black Lives Matter movement were not very happy either. The Rev. Reginald Walton, chairman of the Black Lives Matter movement in Arizona, said it was “insensitive” according to The Arizona Republic.

Walton explained,”The notion of a Clown Lives Matter rally is insensitive, as the issue of police brutality and violence is a serious issue and the clown issue is not as important.”

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