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Published on 19 May 2015 | about 1 year ago

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Clowns are usually depicted as either playful symbols of innocent fun, or creepy inversions of joy, the stuff nightmares are made of. The question is, how did clowns become so scary?

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Sources:

Wall Street Journal - www.wsj.com/articles/on-screen-clowns-go-from-funny-to-freaky-1431640584

The Guardian - www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/may/12/why-people-cry-clown-modern-masters

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Creepy clown photo by William Gray
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Bad clown photo by Graeme Maclean
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