Clowns are the worst, agreed, but then I've never liked anything where ppl wear masks or heavy makeup. I was scared of men dressed as father Christmas when I was small too. I hated being forced to go see him.
When I was at college a friend wore really scary demon make up all day for Halloween. He scared the life out of me and I had to keep telling myself it was only him under it all. I was so glad when he washed it off.
Oh dear, Tammy Faye Bakker. Former wife of Jim Bakker, a televangelist. Prone to lashings of mascara and eye makeup and lipstick application that defies description. Let me see if I can rustle up a picture. Be warned: It will scare small children and farm animals.
I hate them but I have a friend who loves them, (we have very little in common). She's one of those people who are extremely nice, and sees the good in everything and everyone. She definately hasn't got any evil in her at all. So there's that theory out the window.
Perhaps she just can't see the evil.
Aren't there 'Sacred Clowns' in Pueblo Indian lore that are *supposed* to be scarey? --That might be a clue aboutwhy so many of us find clowns so awreful...
( as a kid, I was scared of Santa, too. I remember threading yarn all over the house to trip 'im up! )
Clowns can't be evil...no one with oversized shoes and outrageous pants can truly be evil. Confused, yes. Possibly a tad bit bad, Well I'll give that to ya. Evil? Naw. Now Mimes...don't get me started!
( By the way, hello everyone!)
Anyone here seen "Shakes the Clown"? -Sad and funny both (but not really evil). Features a bar where both mimes and clowns hang out, and feud drunkenly. My favorite moment is when a drunken mime shouts "F*ck you, clown!" at Shakes (who is played by the incomparable Bobat Goldwaithe, so that gives you some idea what this movie is like).