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World Clown Association Angry at "IT"

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posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 08:44 PM
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In an amusingly Onionesque news story, the president of the World Clown Association, Pam Moody, believes that Stephen King’s It is responsible for giving real life clowns a bad reputation, and is even costing them jobs.


"It all started with the original It," Moody stated. "That introduced the concept of this character. It's a science-fiction character. It's not a clown and has nothing to do with pro clowning."


Last year saw the bizarre “Creepy Clown” epidemic, where several sightings of threatening strangers wearing clown costumes were reported across America. The trend was mocked and feared online, and the epidemic spread to the rest of the world, as pranksters and copycats were seemingly inspired, and the paranoid public contributed to the hysteria. That peculiar period of history is over, but the fear hasn’t gone away; distrust of the leering, white-faced entertainers is negatively affecting the clowning industry, which is apparently still a thing. "People had school shows and library shows that were canceled," says Moody. "That’s very unfortunate. The very public we're trying to deliver positive and important messages to aren't getting them."


Huh, I didn't know that the clowns had their organization.




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posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 08:47 PM
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a reply to: Grik123


Pennywise didn't give clowns a bad name. Clowns gave clowns a bad name.

Oh, and John Wayne Gacy.



posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 08:47 PM
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a reply to: Grik123


Huh, I didn't know that the clowns had their organization.


That's because the first rule of Clown Club is you don't talk about Clown Club.

EDIT:

Also, if you spill the beans, it's buckwheats for ya.
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posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 08:51 PM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian
Also, if you spill the beans, it's buckwheats for ya.


Did you do that in your Christopher Walken voice?



posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 09:00 PM
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a reply to: Grik123

It has nothing to do with "Pro Clowning..." LMFAO!

I have a Masters in Clowning.

Honestly can't wait to see this movie.

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posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 09:02 PM
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IDK what the beef is. They're adorable:





No, I really don't get it. Kids aren't going to see this movie.
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posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 09:03 PM
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Seriously??

What a bunch of clowns!



posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 09:12 PM
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a reply to: Grik123

I don't think anyone needed 'IT' to make clowns creepy.

Clowns without a sense of humor, maybe?



posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 09:39 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: theantediluvian
Also, if you spill the beans, it's buckwheats for ya.


Did you do that in your Christopher Walken voice?


If he didn't, I did.
But then again, I AM GODZILLA, YOU ARE JAPAN!!!




posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 09:41 PM
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originally posted by: Missmissie173
a reply to: Grik123

It has nothing to do with "Pro Clowning..." LMFAO!

I have a Masters in Clowning.

Honestly can't wait to see this movie.


You seriously can't just make a statement like that and not give more information.

Do you really have a masters in clowning? I've heard of stranger things.
It would explain why KISS has had a following for all of these years being geezer leather clowns.
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posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 10:02 PM
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a reply to: the owlbear

Hey, no clowning on Kiss. I've seen a lot of shows in my day and Kiss is in the top 10. They are AWESOME live.



posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 10:23 PM
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originally posted by: TobyFlenderson
a reply to: the owlbear

Hey, no clowning on Kiss. I've seen a lot of shows in my day and Kiss is in the top 10. They are AWESOME live.


Nope. They are clowns. Leather clowns, but clowns nonetheless.
That might be why they are awesome live. No one likes to watch clowns on DVD or VHS even if it is their kid's birthday party.



posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 10:26 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: the owlbear

High five movie nerds.




posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 10:27 PM
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I hate clowns. I think Rush Blood made them creepy. lol



posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 10:55 PM
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I used to watch the Bozo the Clown show on WGN during the early days of cable. The only really awesome part was the Grand Prize Game where kids would throw ping pong balls into buckets for prizes. Some of those prizes were awesome after you got past the third bucket...



posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 11:02 PM
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a reply to: Grik123

Someone should tell the Clown President she's got the cart before the horse on this one.

"IT" was successful because lot's of people already thought clowns were scary. Not the other way around.

Her argument is akin to Sharks getting a bad rap because the movie Jaws ruined their reputation. No, it's doesn't work like that.

Besides that, if she wants to attack someone for making clowns scary she should read up on John Wayne Gacy before accusing Stephen King.



posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 11:58 PM
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a reply to: the owlbear

Went there for my birthday one year. After watching Bozo (grew up in the ChiTown burbs) for years... I was shocked how much smaller the studio was than it looked on TV.

Wish my folks had had me start practicing my bucket ping pong ball pitch weeks before. I really sucked at it.

But... it was sure exciting as a 6 year old. Damn. That was 54 years ago.

Bozo was pretty goofy and lovable...
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posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 12:09 AM
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Weird, IT scares kids? This clown plies them with gifts, then steals them..




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posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 12:17 AM
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Well I'm angry at clowns, so it appears we are at an impasse.



posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 12:29 AM
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originally posted by: mOjOm
Her argument is akin to Sharks getting a bad rap because the movie Jaws ruined their reputation. No, it's doesn't work like that.


it kind of does though


Although sharks certainly have a fearsome reputation nowadays, incredibly, "at the turn of the 20th century, there was this perception that sharks had never attacked a human being,"



As a consequence of this depiction of sharks as monsters bent on massacring swimmers and boaters in "Jaws," dozens of shark fishing tournaments popped up. "A collective testosterone rush certainly swept through the East Coast of the U.S.," Burgess said. "It was good blue-collar fishing. You didn't have to have a fancy boat or gear — an average Joe could catch big fish, and there was no remorse, since there was this mindset that they were man-killers."

This proved to be part of a growing shark-hunting trend that dramatically reduced nearly all shark species over the following decades, Burgess said. In the waters off the U.S. eastern seaboard, populations of many species of sharks have dropped by 50 percent and some have fallen by as much as 90 percent.


How 'Jaws' Forever Changed Our View of Great White Sharks




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