Why are we all so afraid of clowns?
Those red-nosed buffoons with wacky clothes that are supposed to make children laugh. They turn up at the circus, carnivals, hospital wards and even at kids' birthday parties.
But not everyone finds them funny.
So the news that some weird craze has been sweeping the country, which has seen people dressing up as creepy clowns and frightening residents , has obviously been met with hysteria by some.
It's all well and good seeing a clown at a safe distance, doing slap-stick with his mates at the circus.
But jumping out of bushes outside the corner shop? That's really not on.
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