Creepy clown madness is officially out of control, despite the fact that most of the clown activity is mainly comprised of hoaxes.
It’s gotten to the point that real, actual clowns are starting to feel persecuted by the media frenzy, which is why some people are organizing a peaceful “clown lives matter” march in Tucson, Arizona next Saturday, October 15.
Participants are encouraged to show up wearing clown makeup or masks. Nikki Sinn, the organizer of the event, wrote in a now-deleted Facebook flyer, “This is a peaceful walk to show clowns are not psycho killers. We want the public to feel safe and not be afraid. So come out, bring the family, meet a clown and get a hug!”
In the video below, Sinn claims that the name behind her movement is “innocent” and that she wants everyone to know that there are clowns who make a living off of what they do, which seems like she’s still missing the point. Whether or not the rally will actually go on as planned is another story.
“The recent events in this country involving clowns has gripped the nation and caused an epidemic of fear,” Walton said. “The notion of a Clown Lives Matter rally is insensitive, as the issue of police brutality and violence is a serious issue and the clown issue is not as important.
“The Clown Lives Matter rally takes away the focus of a serious issue in this country that we are working with law enforcement and the community to resolve.”