Isn’t it time we all agreed that no one really enjoys, nor ever has enjoyed the antics or mere presence of a clown? It’s true and research at the University of Sheffield says its official – clowns suck. Since the 80s, Hollywood has consistently portrayed clowns as nothing but creepy. And despite the indisputable power of tinsel town, there’s probably a list of rent-a-clowns a mile long in your city’s phone book. 

Yes, clowning is still going strong, it’s the audience that’s becoming extinct. So do we hate clowns because we never liked them from the start, or is it because decades of movies have turned us against them?