Move it along, clowns, you won’t be tormenting us with your sinister red noses this Halloween season. Target has taken action in wake of the killer craze, by pulling ALL clown costumes off their shelves. Read the retailer’s full statement, here.
Scared of clowns? Well luckily for you, there will be even fewer red-nosed freaks walking the streets this year, thanks to Target. “Given the current environment, we have made the decision to remove a variety of clown masks from our assortment, both in stores and online,” said Target spokesman, Joshua Thomas, in a statement on Oct. 17. This decision of course comes after the nightmarish killer clown craze that has been sweeping the nation. Almost like we were living in a horror film, clowns have begun haunting at least ten different states since Aug., with the first reported case occurring in South Dakota.
Businesses and schools alike have had a strong reaction to the killer clown craze. A Connecticut school district explained that children were not allowed to wear clown costumes to school this year, as it’s considered a “symbol of terror.” The students of Penn State even issued a full-on clown hunt on campus! Taking their lead, McDonald’s has decided to pull back on Ronald McDonald’s public appearances.
The clown craze started out as just “an interest hoax,” but has since taken a dangerous and deathly turn. The first fatal attack happened in Reading, Pennsylvania in Sept, when a 16-year old girl was stabbed to death by a man wearing a clown mask. In more horrifying news, a girl taking the subway in NYC on Oct. 6 was CHASED DOWN by a clown holding a knife! The girl was thankfully not injured, and police are currently carrying out an investigation. Be safe out there, kiddos, and maybe dress up as a vampire this year.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Target made the right move by discontinuing the clown costumes?