Clowns have always scared the shit out of people, maybe even more than they have entertained us. People are scared, and are not taking the recent clown sightings lightly. Watch this creepy video if you don't believe us on how serious this "epidemic" might be.
Time Out North America's National Content Editor Joel Meares writes that clowns shouldn't only be banned this Halloween, but clowns should be banned PERIOD. While Meares doesn't believe in generalizing an entire group, that rule doesn't apply to clowns!
The recent spate of creepy clown sightings across America has reminded us all that clowns can be terrifying. If you aren't aware of this spate, here are the Cliff's Notes: Across multiple states (check out our nifty map above), people dressed as clowns have been appearing at the edges of woods beckoning little children; mysteriously hanging around at cemeteries; jumping out in front of drivers' headlights; and standing outside laundromats staring at people...just because.
Hey! Some people enjoy dressing up as clowns on Halloween. It's never been an issue. And it's not an issue with other monstrous costumes! Why should all clowns be banned on Halloween? It's a night where people should be able to dress up as whatever as long as they aren't being culturally offensive or causing any harm, right?