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Clown Lives Matter...
Attention stuns woman behind 'Clown Lives Matter' peace walk
Tyler Paley , The Republic | azcentral.com 8:43 p.m. MST October 6, 2016
social-media frenzy about creepy clowns in Arizona and other parts of the country.
Organizer Nikki Sinn said the "peaceful walk" will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 near Maloney's Tavern, 213 N. Fourth Ave. in Tucson.
She said on Thursday that she has been staggered by the national attention to the event, which started off with the idea that she and some friends would dress up as clowns and pass out balloons and flowers.
"It was just going to be a fun night with a couple of clown buddies," she said, saying a Facebook post to friends had been shared with others, and attention snowballed.
Now, the New York Times and CNN were calling, she said.
"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!" her Facebook flier said.
Participants were invited to wear full clown makeup or masks, the flier said.
"We want to make it be a fun, safe, upbeat night," said Sinn, who said she wasn't a professional clown but has dressed up as a clown for a couple of years.
The "creepy clown" phenomenon concerned her, Sinn said.
"I'm just trying to make it a little bit light so it isn't scary for anyone," she said.
Social media-propelled trend
Phoenix and Mesa schools. The "creepy clown" threats were found to be unsubstantiated, police said, but five teenagers have been detained on suspicion of being behind the threats.
"Because the clown story is traveling by social media, it is fast and furious. It propagates easily. It moves faster and faster, and it takes hold in communities of people and becomes fashionable," said Catherine F. Brooks, the director of UA's Center for Digital Society and Data Studies.
The Rev. Reginald Walton, chairman of the Arizona Black Lives Matter campaign, told The Arizona Republic that the event's name is "insensitive."
"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."
Sinn said she had heard criticism of the name, which had come from a hashtag she had seen on a post from Texas.
"I'm not trying to be insensitive to the BLM movement at all," she said, adding that her father is black.
"It was innocent."
I know one clown they wouldn't fuck with :
This is getting crazy.
The asshole broke into the house!
One of the first serious incidents involving the 'creepy clown trend' has happened in Ireland.
The trend has swept the UK and America and sees people dressing up in 'creepy clown' costumes and terrorising unsuspecting members of the public. Most of the cases reported have happened in public places but unfortunately it's starting to occur during home break-ins too.
And now it appears it's spread to Ireland.
One of the first serious incidents has occured this week and involved an axe wielding clown breaking into a home in Kildare. According to Kildare Now, a man, believed to be about 6ft, entered a home in Kildare wearing an orange jump-suit and waved around an axe, leaving a young child terrorised.
We need to call it what it is Radical Clown Terrorism
he hid the bear suit in the woods
while camping with the family
and put it on to scare the shit outta the kids
remember that story?
that was funny
There's a "scary" house in my town that goes over the top for Halloween. He just started put up his decorations this year and has a big sign painted that says "Clown Lives Matter" and the house is covered in scary clowns. I bet he gets a lot of complaints this year.
WTF That middle picture is me after my pig mud bath! How you get that??? Peeping tom!
Old but good.
I love those videos!