Lawyers and politicians in New Jersey can rest a little easier today: Clowns, apparently, are now hated by kids of all ages. Maybe people hate clowns even more than they hate attorneys and elected officials. Move over, Boffo.
A study done by the University of Sheffield in the UK has found that “children don't like clowns and even older kids are scared of them.” They took a poll of young people as they examined how to improve the décore of children’s wards in hospitals. Too bad, so sad, Bozo.
"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."
Wow. Sorry, Eric.
I guess none of those kids ever drove on Route 1 at 5pm or had to read a local property tax bill or drive to the Jersey Shore in July. Then they would know what scary really is.