Clowns - to wish the media would stop reporting them

(210 Posts)
MsJamieFraser Fri 07-Oct-16 20:22:22

If anyone hasn't heard, the new popular thing to do, is dress up as a clown with a weapon and go about terrifying people by intimidation and brandishing a weapon.

AIBU to think the media should stop reporting on this and these idiots will just go onto the next trend.

Currently my quiet home town is full of police and sirens blaring as a few idiots are out terrorising the public.

Threebedsemii Fri 07-Oct-16 20:24:10

Your home town is full of police and sirens because people are dressed up as clowns? Really?!

Tunafishandlions Fri 07-Oct-16 20:24:29

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MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Fri 07-Oct-16 20:25:44

It's the knives which are the problem

Couldn't care less if people want to dress up as clowns though

Fizzer123 Fri 07-Oct-16 20:26:30

Yep. I didn't know about this and got a very alarming text from the school talking about clowns & police at school. Haven't the morons got anything better to do. I think they've been watching too much American horror story angry

MrsExpo Fri 07-Oct-16 20:26:55

Not being unreasonable at all. These people are clearly brainless morons with nothing better to do with their sad, deficient little lives. But then the media report on everything so the latest stupid idea is everywhere for idiots to copy at will. But like every stupid trend, it will pass in time. Hopefully before too many people are permanently traumatised by the actions of the few.

Coconutty Fri 07-Oct-16 20:27:23

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DramaInPyjamas Fri 07-Oct-16 20:27:58

The rumours started of killers clowns going around our town today, daughter came home from school terrified. The police have put up a statement on the local Facebook asking for calm. It's crazy confused

YouTheCat Fri 07-Oct-16 20:28:28

We have a lot of this in our city. The stupid twats have posted all their intended target areas on instagram though so hopefully the police will catch up with them very soon.

I know some parents of younger kids who have been traumatised by these idiots jumping out in parks.

CurtainsforRonnie Fri 07-Oct-16 20:29:24

Theres been one in America or Canada recently.

Jigglypuffsinging Fri 07-Oct-16 20:29:25

It's not a problem people dressing up as clowns eh?

Not a problem to terrorise and intimidate others, whilst concealing your true identity? That's really not a problem?

jacrispy Fri 07-Oct-16 20:29:33

If a clown comes by me knife or no knife I'm twatting it round the head and running!

MoonfaceAndSilky Fri 07-Oct-16 20:29:45

We may live in the same home town grin we have clowns causing havoc here today!

Same here. At my DC's school there was apparently one in the field shock

Fizzer123 Fri 07-Oct-16 20:29:53

Coconutty - a Halloween type clown, bloody, horror mask type clown, brandishing a knife. The Police are taking it seriously in our town.

leccybill Fri 07-Oct-16 20:29:59

I had several students on tears today over fears about killer clowns.

How is this even a thing?

MsJamieFraser Fri 07-Oct-16 20:30:05

I think anyone no matter that they are dressed as, barging towards people to the point they cause injury to the individual should be locked up.

Yes, people are dressed as clowns, have been terrifying the public tonight, young children have been injured by running away from these scum.

KenDoddsDadsDog Fri 07-Oct-16 20:30:26

DD came home terrified about 'murder clowns'. There was one followed children to one of the schools nearby.

SimonLeBonOnAndOn Fri 07-Oct-16 20:33:00

YANBU seems to be a thing right now.
Youngest DS reckons he saw one on the way home from the skate park last night.

FlouncingIntoAutumn Fri 07-Oct-16 20:33:03

DS2 has been asking me about this, the DC wanted the lights on tonight. I thought it was just child talk at school over an American incident. Didn't realise it was a real thing in the UK too.

whirlygirly Fri 07-Oct-16 20:34:39

Where the feck are you all? shock I don't think they've made it as far south west as where I am. Cows maybe..

whirlygirly Fri 07-Oct-16 20:36:22

Ah. It's a "northern problem" apparently (according to the mirror online) hmm

BlancheBlue Fri 07-Oct-16 20:37:30

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/oct/07/creepy-clown-sightings-craze-speads-britain

fleabagmonkey Fri 07-Oct-16 20:37:41

And an Essex one. Idiots scaring people here as well.

GplanAddict Fri 07-Oct-16 20:42:13

I must have been in my own bubble today! Not heard anything about clowns! So where do you all live??

DramaInPyjamas Fri 07-Oct-16 20:42:22

My dd used to quite like clowns and even spent the summer at circus school so this has fucked up her love of that.

Last years horror craze at school was Charlie Charlie the moving pencil, it only lasted a week or so before everyone got bored of it.

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