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To think Radio 2 should not be making jokes about the clown situation!

(25 Posts)
ScaryMonstersandSuperCreeps Tue 11-Oct-16 16:57:36

I was listening to Ken Bruce on Radio 2 this morning and there was lots of banter and joking about clowns! hmm
It isnt bloody funny! Poor Wilf (ds2 deaf and autistic for those who don't know!) is absolutely petrified he is going to see one and it would terrify him if he did!

HallowedMimic Tue 11-Oct-16 16:59:38

I think joking is absolutely the way to go.

The people dressed as clowns, are 90% made up bullshit, and 10% people dressed up and doing.....nothing.

No one has actually been killed by a clown.

Anniegetyourgun Tue 11-Oct-16 17:06:14

You say that, but I can't count how many movies where that was the entire plot.

ChickenSalad Tue 11-Oct-16 17:14:48

I shan't hesitate to use reasonable force in response to someone jumping out at me or DDs brandishing a "fake" knife.

Iguessyourestuckwithme Tue 11-Oct-16 17:16:25

I agree that its the way to go, it's a ridiculous fad.

VanillaSugarandChristmasSpice Tue 11-Oct-16 17:18:35

If I get arrested for commiting GBH to a clown, will you all come and bail me out?

Squirmy65ghyg Tue 11-Oct-16 17:22:24

I've been avoiding this - people are seriously threatening people with fake weapons? WTAF

U2HasTheEdge Tue 11-Oct-16 17:25:16


SquirmOfEels Tue 11-Oct-16 17:28:20

"No one has actually been killed by a clown."

Evening Standard was reporting that Met police have been investigating numerous events and some - which include the chasing of a teenage girl whilst carrying a replica weapon, and a separate one of harassing a woman - appear potentially as criminal offences.

The accompanying interview was with a 'clown' who decided to wave a chainsaw around in a public place.

It's weeks until Hallowe'en - is there any chance of it all subsiding before November? Somehow I doubt it.

myownprivateidaho Tue 11-Oct-16 17:30:21

Err lots of issues are serious and we still joke about them. And fwiw it's clear that the clown thing is more or less an urban myth that about 3 people have actually acted out. It's like in the 90s when people believed that youths were going around shouting in people's ears you've been tangoed, when in reality it happened about twice. Get a grip op!

MyGiddyUncle Tue 11-Oct-16 17:31:22

On the subject of fake clowns, can I put a question to you.

I bought ds2 (age 6) a halloween outfit about a month ago when I saw it on offer. Yep - it's a clown (a really horrible, scary one, it's very freaky).

I bought it before all this clown shit started but now i'm having second thoughts about him wearing it. My mum is worried that if he boos someone they're going to think of the current media rubbish and lamp him one hmm.

Would you dress your dc as a clown now?

SaucyJack Tue 11-Oct-16 17:33:12

If anyone does get attacked by a gang of clowns, just remember the best way to kill them.... go for the juggler.

Crispsheets Tue 11-Oct-16 17:33:59

It's hyped up by the press. It will die a death.

FarelyKnuts Tue 11-Oct-16 17:34:00

MyGiddyUncle, with the current hysteria theres no way I'd dress my child as a killer clown confused

Redglitter Tue 11-Oct-16 17:34:35

There are also LOADS of exaggerated and made up reports too.

Joking is definitely the way to go. Take the hysteria away

neonrainbow Tue 11-Oct-16 17:35:51

I read on bbc news that some of the reports include a group of 11 year olds were chased by some people dressed as clowns. Lone women/teenage girls have been chased and some of these clowns have had knives and baseball bats. Some teenagers were found to have been planning to go to a primary school with a knife dressed as clowns to scare the shit out of young children. Still just a joke?

Anyone doing this is a fucking despicable piece of shit. Too right they should be arrested.

MrsJayy Tue 11-Oct-16 17:35:55

It is not funny or banter i would shit a brick if a clown came at me its flipping terrifying

MrsJayy Tue 11-Oct-16 17:37:41

There was 2 morons who did it on GMtv this morning they did have a bit of grace to look remorseful about it.

TheNaze73 Tue 11-Oct-16 17:40:56


Crispsheets Tue 11-Oct-16 17:47:31

Yes they could barely string a sentence together

SquirmOfEels Tue 11-Oct-16 17:47:34

Three incidents in London being treated as crimes.

Dontstepinthecowpat Tue 11-Oct-16 17:51:13

mygiddyuncle I wouldn't have dressed my 6 year old as a clown before all this. Loads of children are frightened of clowns, it's a very common phobia. Not the typical Halloween costume you see in Tesco, etc

eatdrinkandbemarysfairy Tue 11-Oct-16 17:55:48

i feel sorry for those ppl who would dress up as a clown for childrens partys i think they may have just been made redundant

Reetpetite17 Tue 11-Oct-16 18:04:20

No one has actually been killed by a clown

I'm pretty sure on either This Morning or the news it was said that a 16 year old was attacked and killed after dressing up as a clown. Something like that, he was killed either way.
And a woman was claimed to have gone into labour prematurely after a clown jumped out on her.

CockacidalManiac Tue 11-Oct-16 19:08:14

If anyone does get attacked by a gang of clowns, just remember the best way to kill them.... go for the juggler.

Well, I liked it.

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