I have locked this topic because what sort of started out as a bit of fun, is leaning
on the political/blame side.
Anyone can google 'clowns' and see where clowns originated which relates back
to Scandinavia and Old English times, Shakespeare, etc.
In regards to 'child predators', people wearing 'clown' masks are the least likely
to be feared, in my opinion. The most detrimental child predator may be sitting
across the table smiling at you from your favorite diner. The majority of child
predators is known by the family of the victims....the pastor, the uncle, the aunt,
the babysitter, the teacher, etc.
It's always been known that child predators entice children with candy, smiles,
pets, and yes, even a variety of tricks, masks, and other antics.
Unfortunately, social media and various topics can do more harm than good when
it comes to these types of ploys and conversations in which people want to blame
someone else for the often creepy and diabolical world we live in today.