Thanks to the recent clown reign of terror that’s been haunting communities across the country (and our nightmares), Halloween just got a lot less fun.
A Target spokesman emailed the following statement, regarding the retailer’s clown masks this Halloween:
Given the current environment, we have made the decision to remove a variety of clown masks from our assortment, both in stores and online.
So it looks like we won’t be seeing this face on Halloween.
So what exactly is the “current environment” that makes clown masks so undesirable this year?
It all began this summer with the first creepy clown sightings in South Carolina, where people reported a clown trying to lure children into the woods…You know, like any good horror movie begins.
Things only got worse from there. Clown disasters started sprouting up all over. Two high schools in Alabama went into lockdown last month after social media threats surfaced from a clown spotted lingering around campus. Then, in North Carolina, a 20-year-old was arrested for terrorizing people while wearing a clown mask and carrying a hatchet.
Professional clowns (like, ones without axes and homicidal tendencies) have not been thrilled with the new widespread distrust of people in weird makeup and big red noses.
Some clowns even organized a Clown Lives Matter march which was shut down due to death threats (and people generally being outraged that clowns would try to piggyback off of Black Lives Matter).
The crisis hasn’t just damaged Halloween and circus clowns, though. It’s even affected a fast food empire.
Even Ronald McDonald, the beloved clown face of obesity, has been forced to maintain a low profile.
TBH, we’re glad that there will be fewer clown masks this Halloween… So if we see one, we know it’s a legitimate homicidal maniac.
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To give you an idea of just how severe Hurricane Matthew is, Disney World is closing down in preparation of the mega storm, something the theme park hasn’t done in over 11 years.
But the happiest place on Earth is only made happy by the throngs of parents being dragged by their shouting children in unforgivable heat all while trying to avoid spending a fortune on a bottle of soda or a huge lollipop.
Because without people, the happiest place on earth is just downright creepy.
What makes these photos even creepier is when you consider that over 500 people have already been killed by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.
Which is insane, because every time you hear the name Matthew, you probably think of Broderick, or Matt LeBlanc.
Or Chris Matthews, who, despite having a program called Hardball, isn’t the first person when you think of something intimidating.
It’s just so eerie.
Unreal. (h/t hellogiggles)
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