By Drew Miller Hyndman
I’m sure when YouTube channel “DMPranksProductions” uploaded their first “Killer Clown Scare Prank” video they couldn’t have imagined what would crop up over 2 years later. In case you’re new to the internet, or somehow missed it, a spate of people dressed as clowns and jumping out at strangers has been captured on video across the world.
What possible motive they might have is beyond me, probably seeking the attention they missed out on as children. Quite frankly I don’t care. If you jump out at children, or anyone for that matter, whilst holding a weapon or in an aggressive manner then you’re a fool.
These people are just asking to get hurt. Either, they are going to be instinctively hit as they jump out then or they are going to choose the wrong person and end up seriously hurt or worse. However, I am a liberal, they are welcome to accept that risk if they want.
However, you are running at people swinging a weapon and that carries a risk that someone who isn’t you will get hurt. When that happens I hope you face the full force of the law. It’s not “a bit of fun” it’s a risk to safety with non-consenting members of the public and children.
These clowns are now causing so much disturbance that professional clowns (who are apparently real) have created a movement against the bad reputation that’s being created by the attacks. When you have an entire industry calling you out, even if it is the one dedicated to clowns, then maybe it’s time to stop. Get a job. Stop clowning around.