Thea year 2016 will be remembered for many things, but perhaps the most bizarre news story of the year involves a series of random clown sightings across the country. Reports of sinister looking clowns wandering the streets, chasing and, in some instances, attacking people have become commonplace over the last few months. The issue was even brought up in a recent White House press briefing.
But now, peace-loving clowns are fighting back.
Organizers in Tucson, Ariz., are planning a “Clown Lives Matter” march, scheduled for Oct. 15.
Clowns from all over America have been invited to participate, wearing full clown costumes including makeup and masks.
The goal is to show frightened citizens that not all clowns are terrifying (although some people I know would beg to differ) and quell the growing distrust of the clown community that has been on the rise since the clown sightings began.
According to a flyer advertising the event, "this is a peaceful way to show clowns are not psycho killers. We want the public to feel safe, and not be afraid. So come out, bring the family, meet a clown and get a hug!"
Whatever you think of clowns, I think we can all agree that clown profiling is completely unacceptable. This is America, dammit!! A clown should be able to walk down the street without fear of being harassed by police or pulled over just because a cop suspects that they may have an unusual number of people in their vehicle.
Sure. There are a few bad apples that murder children and haunt small towns in Maine. But it is completely unfair to make assumptions about a grown man who enjoys wearing makeup and handing out balloons to small children, simply because of the color of his nose.