Stephen King Blamed for Clown Hysteria, Hurting Profession

Stephen King has working clowns in an uproar.

The author — currently in the midst of a Hollywood renaissance that includes his 1986 horror-classic “It” opening in movie houses Sept. 8 – acknowledged the acrimony in a tweet in April, saying clowns were “pissed at me.”

The clowns are pissed at me. Sorry, most are great. BUT…kids have always been scared of clowns. Don’t kill the messengers for the message.

— Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 10, 2017

But the reappearance of Pennywise the killer clown — just one of many forms taken by the evil entity referenced in the book’s title – is also being blamed for scaring off business for working clowns, USA Today reported.

“Just as a haunted house event may have a ‘doctor’ wearing surgical gear, carrying a bloody chainsaw, people need to understand that this character is NOT a real doctor,” the World



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