Saturday, May 22, 2010

Okay, This Is Creepy

I'm not sure who actually decided that clowns should be marketed for kids, but I think it's time that this practice stops.  Most clowns are NOT kid-friendly--actually, they are rather creepy and scary.  And for anyone who ever saw the movie 'It,' then they are REALLY scary!  This is why this story just baffles the hell out of me.

mental_floss posted a story of 'Evil Clown.'  Evil Clown can be hired by parents to stalk and threaten kids for the week leading up to their birthdays and, at some time during the seven days, smash a birthday cake in the kid's face.  If the kid avoids the cake-smash, it is given to him/her as a birthday gift.  (The entire story, along with a picture, can be read here.)  And this is supposed to be fun, because "most kids absolutely love being scared senseless."

I will have to take exception to the previous quote.  I don't know about you, but I never would consider being stalked, being sent threatening emails/texts, receiving prank phone calls, and having traps set in my mailbox as fun.  And I'M an adult!  I can't imagine what a kid would think if these things were happening to him.  I would imagine psychologists would think this is a great idea because there are going to be MANY kids needing therapy if this catches on.  Good grief--the things people think of.

9 comments:

meleah rebeccah said...

what?! Those kids are going to be traumatized for LIFE.

Geez, I never got over the scary clown doll from the movie Poltergiest.

I couldn't even imagine being stalked by a clown! YIKES!

cmk said...

COMPLETELY boggles the mind, doesn't it?

meleah rebeccah said...

Im traumatized just reading about it.

cmk said...

You and me both! {shudders}

ordinaryjanet said...

That's one of the worst things I've ever heard! That would give me nightmares, and I'm a grown-up!

ordinaryjanet said...

oh yeah, I remember that clown doll from Poltergeist, that was one of the scariest things I've ever seen!

cmk said...

I still can't believe that anyone would think this is a good idea.

ordinaryjanet said...

somehow, I think those kids are NOT going to be taking tender care of their aged parents 50 years from now.

cmk said...

HAHAHAHA!