Do you think clowns are scary?

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@JoyfulOne (6241)
United States
November 16, 2006 4:08pm CST
Some people can't stand clowns and other people enjoy them and think they're fun entertainment. Do you like clowns, or do you find them scary and run the other way???? (I always enjoyed them when I saw some at the circus, but I admit, some of them have scary looking makeup!)
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@srhelmer (7033)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
16 Nov 06
I don't think they are scary. But, I also don't really find them that entertaining either. I might find it entertaining to see something scary attacking a clown.
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
16 Nov 06
I only find some of them entertaining. If somebody attacks a clown, are they only clownin' around???
• India
20 Nov 06
thanks 4 ur response
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• Indonesia
20 Nov 06
ok gays!!
@GardenGerty (125638)
• United States
16 Nov 06
I have performed with a Christian Clown Troupe, and taken a workshop with a former Ringling Bros. clown. I started doing this because my kids were involved. I lasted longer than they did. I loved the history and meaning of clowning. I am touched by the idea that the "tears" in clown makeup mean that for the moment, while dressed this way he/she is willing to take on the sorrows of the world and give them joy to replace the sorrow. Not scary to me. Yes, sometimes the makeup can look scary.
@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
16 Nov 06
That's really interesting about the meaning of the tears in a clown's makeup. I had no idea that that is what it stood for. I never really thought about the history of clowns before, I'll have to see if there's something I can read up on it...I bet it's interesting too. That's so neat that you got to work with a former Ringling's clown, I bet you learned some great stuff there! Thanks for sharing this with us!
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@camo26 (1418)
16 Nov 06
I agree with Juicemilk the clown in Stephen Kings IT really freaked me out and put me off Clowns for life. I also never found them entertaining either.
@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
16 Nov 06
Juicemilk was one evil old clown for sure! Thanks for writing!
@vhansen (2029)
• United States
24 Nov 06
I'm not really scared of them,I just find them very creepy.Nope,not funny at all.I don't run but do avoid very well.
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
24 Nov 06
Thanks for sharing!
@vhansen (2029)
• United States
8 Dec 06
It was a good question and you're welcome.
• Anguilla
15 Dec 06
I do not think that clowns are scary.
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
17 Dec 06
Thanks for your input.
@jeffaim (215)
• United States
14 Dec 06
I was never scared of clowns, but then a few years ago I found out that my little brother has been scared of them all of his life. He says that it's because you never know who the person is underneath that makeup. I can understand that if you're seeing a clown up close, but i dont' think that should make you scared of them at a show like a circus or on television.
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
14 Dec 06
Your little brother makes a good point there, it IS (I think) mostly because we don't know who's beneath all that makeup. I still enjoy seeing them in the circus and on tv though, it's probably a lot less threatning to most people. Thanks for sharing!
• India
14 Dec 06
god, i hate clowns!!!!!! i got 'surprised' by one when i was about 2 or so, and haven't been the same since. there's just something evil about that fake, painted on smile... but don't worry, Johnny depp's afraid of them too, so we're in good company! this is coming from someone who sees ghosts on a regular basis
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
14 Dec 06
I can see where a lot of people get turned off because of the makeup...it's so unreal! Didn't know that about Johnny Depp, I wonder how many kids have Edward Sissorhands nightmares, lol? Seeing ghosts...now THAT would freak me out!!
• Singapore
14 Dec 06
It depends on what you are afraid of.I don't really find them scary.It actually depends.Those at funfairs looks funny but those featured in horror films are scary.
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
14 Dec 06
How true! There definitely IS a big difference between the funfair clowns and the horror film clowns! Who wouldn't get creeped out after watching the ones in horror movies, lol!
@roadromeo (376)
• India
14 Dec 06
they are not scary and not funny either. i find them stupidthere is nothing humorous in them to laugh at. it's just the facial expressions with the make up which are an add-on!!no wonder they are almost exctint
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
14 Dec 06
Thanks for your comments!
• Philippines
14 Dec 06
scary clowns - scary clowns
hhhaha i remember my brother hates to see clowns because it scares him, for what reasons i really dont know.... well if clowns are appealing, cute, funny, i think there's really nothing to be scared of. but remember there are also scary clowns, so i think that should be avoided ahhaahha.^_^
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
14 Dec 06
Isn't it funny how one person is scared of clowns, and another isn't? There are some clowns who's makeup is scary looking, but I don't find them to be scary because of it. Thanks for your input!
@saeedsid (1120)
• Pakistan
14 Dec 06
I dont think that clowns are at all scary infact I consider them to be funny and hilarious as well.
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• Romania
14 Dec 06
no, they are cute. sometimes I feel a bit sad looking on them. actually it is sad that they alwasy have to be and behave happy, don't you think? even if their heart is heavy!
@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
14 Dec 06
You know, I never really thought about it before, but you're absolutely right. It must be hard to be happy if they're having a heavy heart, or even just a bad day. Thanks for your input!
• United States
12 Dec 06
I've hated clowns since a child. I saw that killer clown movie, and that was it. Then there is a painting we had of a clown when I was younger. It's eyes were painted so it looked like he was following you -- talk about nightmares!
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I forgot about that killer clown movie (Killer Clowns From Outer Space...or another one?) I don't like any picture, or eyes, on anything that look like they're following you around. I can see why people would have nightmares!!
@freecash (81)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I don't mind them. I can see why young children are upset by the sight of them.
@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
12 Dec 06
Yes, it's easy to see why the young ones get upset when they see them. Thanks for your response.
@emeraldisle (13139)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I am very scared of clowns. Always have been. My mother had to drag me to see Bozo as a kid. I watch movies like Stephen King's IT and it scares me more then I can say. The only clowns I really don't mind are the hobo style clowns like Emmett Kelly. All the others though terrify me. I actually found out there is a phobia name for this it is: Coulrophobia Don't ask me how they came up with that name but that is what it is called.
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
12 Dec 06
Wow! You got to see Bozo, lol! Isn't it funny how after all these years they still use the term and call people a Bozo? I liked Emmett Kelly too, hobo clowns are just different somehow. Thanks for letting us know about what clown-phobia is called, I never would have guessed it from that word though!
• United States
11 Dec 06
i hate pictures of clowns....ewwwwwww. i can handle real clowns at the circus or at a party but pictures or paintings of clowns are too scary for me. even dolls .....some regular girly dolls and clown dolls too. i never felt like this before when i was a child growning up. i started feeling this way maybe a couple of years ago. nothing dramtic happened or anything i just started think they look a little creepy now.
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• India
24 Nov 06
may be
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
24 Nov 06
Thanks
@luskas (3429)
• Portugal
24 Nov 06
Clown - Clown
Yeah i´ve heard that too. I think it´s because of their painting. I like to see clowns in circus... I wish i see circus more often just because of the clowns... Their so funny
@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
24 Nov 06
Thanks for commenting
@krizz420 (4387)
• Canada
22 Nov 06
I dont understand why people are scared of clowns it makes no sense to me.
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
24 Nov 06
Me either, lol.
@rumore (1410)
• Switzerland
22 Nov 06
No!
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@JoyfulOne (6241)
• United States
22 Nov 06
Thanks for your reply (hey...love your avitar!)