Does all the world really love a clown?

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Does all the world really love a clown?

Does all the world really love a clown? When did clowns change from being a symbol of happiness to creepy, scary boogeymen in people's nightmares?

Perhaps it because of Pennywise from Stephen King's IT... 
Maybe it's because of weirdos like John Wayne Gacy...

Maybe it's because of the Killer Klowns from Outer Space...or the Insane Clown Posse..or who knows. 

It's likely that its not because of any of these things. Some clowns are just plain creepy. The white face paint, the wierd eye make-up, etc. 

The real question is, who came up with the clown costume anyway, and what were they smoking when they decided it would be a great look for entertaining children? 

The fact that every kid in the world isn't terrorized by clowns is shocker.

And if you're a clown, no offense intended, you're probably the exception to the  clowns are creepy rule. :-)  


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