World Clown Association Complains The Movie 'IT' Is Hurting Real Clowns

Graeme Maclean  Creative Commons           Graeme Maclean  Creative Commons

'The clowns are pissed at me.

The new feature film version of Stephen King's It is set to rake in the big bucks over opening weekend in September.

Also contributing to the spread of coulrophobia - fear of clowns - was FX's American Horror Story, which featured a horrifying clown named Twisty, who sported a prosthetic grin and blood-stained pierrot-like outfit.

King's story, revived for modern audiences as it has been, is likely to damage the reputation of clowns, and effect bookings - for kids parties, leaving dos, graduations, wakes, y'know, clown-y socials. He defends his work and the upcoming adaptation by stressing the notion that all people have always been scared of clowns, a statement that the #World Clown Association wants to clarify by making a distinction between real "funny" clowns and the subversive scary clowns. Don't kill the messengers for the message, ' he wrote.

But for superfans of the book - not to mention the infamous 1990 miniseries, which starred Tim Curry as Pennywise - the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas is now offering the chance to attend a special screening dressed in full clown costume. Add to that the "killer clown" epidemic of 2016 and professional clowns are being seen as scary rather than amusing. Bozo was freaking weird, man.

More news: IPhone 8 and iPhone 7s WILL Launch on September 12

Pam Moody says she and her fellow clowns were "blindsided" past year by reports of "evil clown sightings".

In order to prepare professional clowns for the arrival of It, WCA organisers have released a press kit for members.

The information continues: "Please understand, just because someone wears a rubber Halloween mask, that does not make one a clown!". I think that last bit goes without saying, as it's rated R for a reason. "But no one is picking on the Santa Clauses, because that would ruin the retail business", she says.

Huh, a character in a movie isn't real? Santa never did that to me.

As it was explained in The Hollywood Reporter, schools and libraries have cancelled professional clown appearances, and according to the World Clown Association (an actual organization) it's all thanks to It.

Related News:



Most liked

Chelsea looking to boost midfield with Leicester's Danny Drinkwater
Additionally, Chelsea seem to have just became aware of UEFA's Homegrown Player Rule , which was adopted in England in 2010. The England global has been linked with the Blues as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of deadline day tomorrow.

4 bodies spotted after Rohingya boat capsizes in Naf
He called on the global community and rights groups to apply pressure on the Myanmar government. US Ambassador Nikki Haley chastised the security forces in a statement .

More names are being added for the trilingual film Saaho
While Prabhas-starrer Saaho faced some starting troubles, shooting for the film is proceeding briskly. Saaho is a mega budget film and will be released in three languages Hindi, Telugu and Tamil.

Cricket fans urged to take cover after arrow is fired into Oval
We retain an open mind as to motive". "The umpires took it out of the ground and got the players off as quickly as possible". It is the sort of thing that could easily have been fired some distance from outside the ground if it came from a crossbow.

Trump expected to announce end to Obama-era DACA, official says
Alvarez said that DACA has been her "chance to keep moving forward in spite of not having documentation". The Trump Administration has continued the Obama era policy protecting 800,000 immigrants so far.

Texans dedicate their season to city of Houston
Watt said he's been moved by watching everyone that has helped out in the crisis so far and is looking forward to pitching in. This is so much bigger than football, and we're not trying to stand up here and act like we're anything more than we are.

Farrah Abraham Shares Candid Video of Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedure
Farrah Abraham is proud to love her "lady parts" - but her Instagram followers don't feel the same. I'm just watching her and she's like, 'What is all of this?!' It's great to be watching her.

Buffalo County bird tests positive for West Nile virus
To report a sick or dead crow, blue jay, or raven, please call the Dead Bird Reporting Hotline at 1-800-433-1610. Officials say people need to take precautions against mosquito bites, with the long Labor Day weekend coming up.

Taylor Swift took time off to reinvent herself
Still, the Broadway star, who previously choreographed Beyoncé 's "Blow" music video , doesn't exactly know the meaning behind the Swift's new single.

Samsung Introduces New Fitness Products
Samsung also announced a new version of its ugly Gear Fit fitness band, and an upgraded pair of its Gear IconX wireless earbuds. The new Samsung Gear Sport is different from last year's Gear S3 smartwatch in that it adds 5 ATM water resistance for swimming.

Qataris, Iranians travel to Saudi for Hajj despite tensions
This year the five-day holy pilgrimage is set to take place between Wednesday August 30 (today) and Monday September 4. About 8,000 Saudi boy scouts are volunteering to serve the pilgrims providing them with direction and guidance.

Monaco thrash Marseille in game overshadowed by Mbappe transfer talk
FFP rules now stipulate that clubs can not post losses of more than 30 million euros over the three-year period to 2018. PSG want to loan Mbappe this season to avoid violating UEFA's Financial Fair Play restrictions.

Oil prices dip on refinery shutdown
Brent for October delivery is down 0.077% and WTI futures for the same month are down 0.151% at $46.50 a barrel. Brent crude is now at $52.35 a barrel - up 0.42%, while WTI is at $46.63 - up a tad- 0.13%.

Has the "Amazon Effect" dropped prices at Milwaukee's Whole Foods?
Sprouts was the most severely impacted, with the organic-focused supermarket falling roughly seven percent. I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

Raiders' Carr loses title of NFL's highest-paid player
The Stafford deal getting done means Ziggy Ansah is the highest-profile player not yet under contract beyond this season. In total value, the contract eclipses Oakland quarterback Derek Carr's five-year, $125 million deal inked in June.