This is going too far. Even Stephen King has weighed in
Hey, guys, time to cool the clown hysteria--most of em are good, cheer up the kiddies, make people laugh.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 3, 2016
Now the creepy clown pranks have affected Ronald McDonald. McDonald’s said Tuesday: “McDonald’s and franchisees in local markets are mindful of the current climate around clown sightings in communities and as such are being thoughtful with respect to Ronald McDonald’s participation in community events for the time being.”
The public has been inundated with media reports of “creepy” clown sightings and incidents involving people dressed as clowns in recent weeks, though some reports have turned out to be hoaxes.