It’s 2016 and Clowns Are Everywhere

Sometimes I put stuff in ResearchBuzz not because I think it’s immediately useful but because I think it’ll be useful to look back on years from now. This is one of those times: Is the Scary Clown Craze a Harmless Hoax or No Laughing Matter? “For the past few months, creepy clowns have been terrorizing America, with sightings of actual clowns in at least 10 different states and the mass hysteria is causing extreme reactions. After eight such sightings, York College sent out a safety alert to the campus and a school in New Haven has outright banned clown costumes. Some states have passed laws that ban masks altogether, apprehending teenagers dressed as clowns.”

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