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Professional scary clowns upset with American Horror Story’s scary clown · A.V. Club


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“We do not support in any way, shape or form any medium that sensationalizes or adds to coulrophobia or ‘clown fear,’” says Glenn Kohlberger, president of Clowns of America. Kohlberger—who also goes by the clown name “Clyde D. Scope,” as a whimsical nod to another thing youngsters want nothing to do with—laments that clowns in pop culture, from Pagliacci to Poltergeist to Pennywise, so often seek to instill fear, rather than just allowing it to happen naturally. And he certainly doesn’t appreciate how many of them are portrayed as unhinged murderers, when that happened just that one, incredibly scarring time.

I agree that it was too cliche of American Horror Story to have a killer clown.

Hats off to the makeup artists on AHS, though.

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