Stephen King's "It" is coming, clowns not happy

Real-Life Clowns Are Really Not Happy with the ‘It’ Movie

The term “hate-watching” is generally associated with television shows that you hate. In the case of It, though, it means something slightly different: I’m going to watch and — based on the promising (and record-breaking) trailer — enjoy Andrés Muschietti’s horror movie, but I hate clowns. I’m clearly not the only one.

 To be fair, clowns are people, too (I think), and they’re trying to make an honest buck doing what they love: entertaining children. That’s why the Clowns of America International were pissed at American Horror Story, and all of Hollywood, for “sensationalizing the norm” by taking “any situation no matter how good or pure and turn it into a nightmare.” They’re probably not too happy about It, either. Nick Kane, who clowns as “Mr. Nick,” sure isn’t. “We just experienced a nice break from the scary clown meme from last October. And just when things are starting to normalize, the It trailer comes and it’s like, here we go again.”

 --Are you afraid of clowns? What do you think is the cause of your clown-phobia? Were you scared of them as a kid, or did you turn anti-clown as you got older?

 --If so many people are afraid of clowns, then why are they still a fixture at kids’ parties—with most of the children seemingly deliriously happy? Is this really an adult thing?


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