I Hate Clowns


No, it’s not just you. Everyone hates clowns–especially kids.


LONDON – Bad news for Coco and Blinko — children don’t like clowns, and even older kids are scared of them.

That’s the finding of a poll of youngsters by researchers from the University of Sheffield who were examining how to improve the decor of hospital children’s wards.

The study, reported in the Nursing Standard magazine, found all the 250 patients aged between 4 and 16 they quizzed disliked the use of clowns, with even the older ones finding them scary.

“As adults we make assumptions about what works for children,” said Penny Curtis, a senior lecturer in research at the university.

“We found that clowns are universally disliked by children. Some found them quite frightening and unknowable.”

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5 Responses to “I Hate Clowns”

  1. Is this result surprising to anybody other than clowns?

  2. I have to disagree! As a clown myself, I want to say that we are hilarious and compassionate entertainers who only want to delight young and old, and the occasional vagrant who won’t be missed. Whether it’s making balloon animals, or filing an unused social security number to create a new identity in a different state, clowns are inventive and full of mischief! The big, floppy shoes, round nose, the latex gloves and entrenching tools… these are all symbols of frivolity and fun.

    Many people love clowns. Many, many people.

  3. Is it wrong that I think that most of female evil celebrity clowns still look hot?

    Blinko: entrenching tools?

  4. I don’t whrite in english very well, but i understand some words. I’m a clown. On Saturday, i visit patients (aged between 18 and 100 years old) at the hospital. They like very much. But i agree that children doesnt’l like very much. They cry when a see one clown.

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