Infamy, infamy.. they've all got it infamy
- Dec 29, 2009
What is with this 'creepy clown' thing that seems to be going on ? A friend of mine mentioned this the other day, and looking at the news, it seems to have originated in America and spread to the UK ? I'm not blaming America - but what gives ?
Is it connected to Halloween or something ? I understand that is a much bigger deal in America than here. I think a joke or a slight scare is ok, with your OWN kids, but jumping out for a prank on others kids ? The Guardian report includes details of one 'prank' where the clown jumped out and waved a knife at 11, and 12 year old kids.
It seems to me like a twisted kind of attention seeking craze, that some people think is funny, and is actually scaring the @#@* out of some kids. Like the PokemonGo thing, gone bad. I am glad mine are older, but if someone had done something like this to them when they were younger, I would have been deeply unimpressed.
Coulrophobia - a phobia of clowns.. I never knew there was such a condition.
There's quite a good article here explaining why we maybe have such a creepy feeling about clowns generally. I wonder what other members on the forum think ?