THE ‘killer clown’ craze is either the result of complicated sociological factors or just twats arsing about, it has been claimed.
As reports of menacing clowns continue, some academics claimed the trend was a sign of wider social problems triggering the subversion of clown archetypes while others described it as ‘wankers’.
Professor Henry Brubaker of the Institute for Studies said: “There have been numerous clown sightings in Gloucester. In my professional opinion that’s because there is absolutely fuck all to do there.
“I think they have a farmer’s market once a week and the odd Blues Brothers tribute night but that’s about it. All it takes is for a few bored knobheads to discover the ‘party shop’ and you have yourself a media phenomenon.”
Student Martin Bishop said: “Yesterday I dressed up as Pennywise from It and jumped out on a lone pedestrian but he failed to appreciate the pop culture reference and battered me.
“You’d never think it but acting like a dangerous lunatic around potentially hard strangers can backfire.”