Here’s what I’m thinking…
It takes quite a bit of work to get all fancied up and made up like a clown. There’s the costume, the hair, the make-up, the sometimes assorted props; it just seems like way too much effort put into doing something that is terrifying people of all ages. Is it really worth it? It’s enough for me to get up every morning, take a shower, blow dry my hair, apply some sort of facial cleanser, moisturizer and makeup, so I can’t imagine waking up one day and saying to myself, “Hey, I’m gonna take an extra hour or two to make myself up as a clown, walk around silently in my neighborhood, and cause children to need hundreds of hours of therapy, scare dogs, and freak out every passerby I see.”
I don’t mind clowns. There are plenty of friendly, happy, helpful people out there who dress up as clowns and perform at parties. They try to bring joy to people, make people laugh, and spread happiness. Now these evil, weird, creepy clowns are walking around ruining it for all the nice, not-so-creepy clowns out there, and that’s just rude. Stop ruining everything for the good clowns!
I can only imagine that the people dressing up as the creepy clowns don’t have much going on in their lives to begin with. I’m all for scaring people at Halloween. I think it’s a lot of fun. I also enjoy it when Ellen Degeneres has people on her show and she scares the crap out of them. It’s hilarious. But I think the creepy clowns are taking this a bit too far.
In all seriousness, someone is going to get hurt. The next thing we’ll hear on the late night TV news will be that a group of people beat up a man dressed as a clown and he’s now clinging to life in a local hospital, or a creepy clown was slowly following a couple of teenagers down a path in a park and one of the teens pulled out a knife and stabbed the clown to death. It’s going to happen- something bad. It’s only a matter of time.
My youngest son, who is in the seventh grade, came home after school yesterday and told me that everyone is talking about the scary clowns. He said that there are several children who are so frightened, they have decided to not go trick-or-treating this year.
Now the clowns are ruining Halloween? Not acceptable.
So, here’s my message to you, Creepy Clown-folk…
Enough is enough. It was sort of funny the first time, but now it’s gone too far. There are stories about a woman being attacked by a clown, a child followed by a clown, teenagers chased by a clown with a knife. It needs to stop, or we’re going to have a plethora of dead clowns lying around in places all over the country, and that’s not good for anyone.
You are freaks, and you need to get your sh*t together. Rather than roaming around aimlessly in your clown suit, find a job or go volunteer at a soup kitchen somewhere. Do some good. Stop scaring innocent people, or you yourself are going to get hurt. Or worse.