Professional clowns pretty choked about the IT reboot.
The World Clown Association is saying that “good clowns” are losing their jobs because people are freaked out by Pennywise the clown from the IT reboot.
Example – Sparky the Firefighter Clown of Des Moines, Iowa was supposed to speak to an elementary school about fire safety, they ended up uninviting poor Sparky.
Why didn’t the school just invite firefighters instead of a clown that probably doesn’t know as much about fire safety? Not too sure… But rough times for Sparky.
All those crazy clown sightings that happened not too long ago aren’t helping the situation either.
“It all started with the original IT,” says the President of the association. “That introduced the concept of this character. It’s a science-fiction character. It’s not a clown and has nothing to do with pro clowning.”
IT author Stephen King tweeted about the whole thing. he’s really not too worried about it. Sorry clowns!
The clowns are pissed at me. Sorry, most are great. BUT...kids have always been scared of clowns. Don't kill the messengers for the message.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 10, 2017