This is so great. Apparently the human colostomy bags known as the neo-Nazis and the KKK held an anti-immigration rally in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, but their demonstration was totally taken over by hordes of super-happy clowns.
Instead of shouting, the clown protesters used squeaky toys, whistles, and noisemakers to drown out the hateful idiot speeches. The clowns — dressed in everything from giant red squishy noses to banana costumes — outnumbered the bigots 5-1. It's just the best idea ever, right?
When the speakers talked about "White Power," the protesters sprinkled white flour. Another held a sign reading "Wife Power."
They said they wanted to make a point that racism is ridiculous.
"The message from us is, you look silly," said Lacey Williams, the youth coordinator for Charlotte's Latin American Coalition. "We're dressed like clowns and you're the ones that look funny."
I will never be afraid of clowns again! I'm now much more comfortable with grown-ass adults dressed in face paint and comically large shoes! This rally was great in busting down all sorts of bigotry, it turns out.
"Instead of meeting hate with hate, they were going to meet hate with love," said one of the protestors, "What they want is for us to fight them. They want us to hit them with hate. We can't become them."
The protest, which almost looks like fun, included lots of powerful members of the Charlotte community, including their Latin American Coalition and a city council member.
I'm thinking about planning my next vacation to Charlotte to support these bunch of awesome yahoos. The only way to fight hate is with love! And with flowers that squirt water! Power to the clowns!