by Queen of Bedlam on 12/10/16 at 4:10 pm
Washington, DC – (satireworld.com)
The ‘creepy clown’ craze has resulted in #ClownLivesMatter trending on social media, angering some #BlackLivesMatter supporters and causing a very bizarre twitter showdown.
The #ClownLivesMatter hashtag began as a push back from ‘normal’ clowns who fear their profession is being damaged by all the creepy clown cases popping up across the US, including one where a clown ran down the street with a buffalo ties to his hand.
Jordan Jones, who works as a scary clown at a haunted house in Maryland, started the #ClownLivesMatter hashtag, according to Neville Walsh, a security guard at Tons-O-Fun Amusement Park in suburban Baltimore.
Clown trade associations also took to social media to defend themselves against the negative press their craft has been receiving, and the hashtag began trending.
Even author Stephen King, who many would blame for their fear of clowns thanks to his horror novel ‘IT’, weighed in on the matter.
Stephen KingVerified account
Hey, guys, time to cool the clown hysteria–most of em are good, cheer up the kiddies, make people laugh.
For #BlackLivesMatter supporters, the clown’s appropriation of their hashtag was an insult. Some felt it diminished their movement, which began in response to fatal police brutality against largely unarmed black men, some questioned whether a hashtag was served with eggs and bacon, or was some whitey thing.
For many blacks, the contrast between black people being killed by police officers versus people dressed as clowns trying to frighten people was just too much.