Dunno if I've mentioned this before, but I feel that clowns are scary because kids are forced to watch them and be amused. After a certain age, seeing grown men stamping in buckets of custard loses its appeal, however weirdly they're dressed. A kid who's reached that level of maturity might find others' continued amusement disconcerting.
Shakes the Clown has been charged with groping two women at a holiday haunted house in Wisconsin, records show.
According to a criminal complaint, the victims had their breasts pawed last month while waiting to enter a “haunted barn” at a campground in Janesville. Police had been summoned to the scene following reports that women were “touched inappropriately by a clown.”
Two women told cops that a “clown with green hair” first approached them and asked, “Do you want me to Donald Trump?” While making this inquiry, the clown “made a hand gesture towards their vaginas and made a squeezing motion,” the complaint alleges.
Both women said that they “were not touched at that time,” but had been “caught off guard by what the clown had said and found it inappropriate.”
Following the “Trump” comment, the clown allegedly grabbed and squeezed the breast of one woman, and then did the same thing to her companion. The clown’s actions, the women told police, left them feeling “violated and uncomfortable.” Neither victim, investigators noted, gave “the clown consent to grab her breast.”
I have a friend who has the urge to punch clowns in a vaguely phobia type way. not really asked him but i guess he's scared of them. finding them annoying i can get, wanting to beat them up, well.......
Send in the clowns: The Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army wants you
Trigger Warning: if you are coulrophobic (suffer from a paralyzing fear of clowns), this article is probably not for you. Select another wonderful piece written by the great contributors here at Dangerous Minds, as you will not enjoy the information I am about to relay to you. If you have no fear of Ronald McDonald or Bozo and their ilk, you will be quite interested to find that beginning in the mid-2000s, a clown army was established in order to fight for our right to party.
Okay, so maybe they weren’t exactly fighting for our right to party as such, but CIRCA—the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army—was most certainly established in order to keep The Man from trying to keep us down in a variety of ways. To quote from their now-defunct-but-Internet-Archived-website, CIRCA’s aims were highly political but filtered through the theatrical. They state:
CIRCA is reclaiming the art of Rebel Clowning, it’s combatants don’t pretend to be clowns, they are clowns, real trained clowns. Clowns that have run away from the anaemic safety of the circus and escaped the banality of kids parties, Fools that have thrown away their sceptres and broken the chains that shackled them to the throne.
CIRCA aims to make clowning dangerous again, to bring it back to the street, restore its disobedience and give it back the social function it once had: its ability to disrupt, critique and heal society. Since the beginning of time tricksters (the mythological origin or all clowns) have embraced life’s paradoxes, creating coherence through confusion - adding disorder to the world in order to expose its lies and speak the truth.
Here's a true evil clown: a woman who dressed up as one for kinky sex.
I first read about this in the Times which reported it in a frankly comical tone. The Telegraph's version is hardly more respectful. Comedy gold.