Despite earlier reports, there is no clown shortage in America. According to leading clown experts at the Clowns of America International (which, yes, exists), everything is fine. "There is NO fear of a clown shortage in the U.S. [Clowns] of America International is doing very well, and so are the clowns that are… »
Bad news if you run a circus, great news if you are knee-quakingly terrified of clowns: The clown industry's talent pipeline is perilously close to running dry. Go and hug your children/pets, because the days of pants-shitting clown nightmares are almost over. »
Hospitals can be pretty terrifying places even without grotesquely painted jesters shuffling through their wards in oversized shoes, but that hasn't stopped Israeli hospitals from relying on medical clowns to help put tremulous patients more at ease because apparently not enough Israelis know who Pennywise is. »
For the past hundred years, everyone has been scared of clowns. No one finds them funny. Even if you're not P.Diddy-phobic, modern life generally has an unofficial "no clowns" clause that for some reason is recklessly ignored: »
Researchers have "discovered" that children are afraid of clowns. And it's not just the wee ones: In a study reported in Nursing Standard, "found all the 250 patients aged between four and 16 they quizzed disliked the use of clowns, with even the older ones finding them scary." Says Penny Curtis, a senior lecturer at the… »
As part of her therapy for severe coulrophobia (fear of clowns), a woman is forced to sit in a room and watch a clown make balloon animals. She immediately upstages him by having a completely hilarious, physical and emotional freakout.
Lady Is Scared To Death Of Clowns - Coulrophobia [YouTube via DListed] »