The Creepy Clowns Claim Their Latest Victim: Ronald McDonald
if you were looking forward to meeting Ronald McDonald for any reason at all – it’s now more unlikely to happen then ever.
The scary clowns craze has claimed its latest victim: Ronald McDonald. Don’t worry, strange, strange people dressed as clowns haven’t attacked the fast food giant’s red-haired mascot – McDonald’s will just be reining back the amount of appearances Ronald makes.
If you’re not aware of the creepy clowns (officially the worst ‘craze’ to pop up this decade), it involves people (who lead very empty lives) dressing up as clowns and scaring people in public.
Making a statement on Tuesday (11 October), McDonald’s said that it is being "thoughtful in respect to Ronald McDonald's participation in community events" as a result of the "current climate around clown sightings in communities." So if you were looking forward to meeting Ronald McDonald for any reason at all – it’s now more unlikely to happen then ever. So that’s that.
Could 2016 get any weirder? Yes, it can, because the actual White House even responded to the phenomenon:
But how did the creepy clown phenomenon start in the first place? Apparently, this all started in Canada, when two teenagers, one of whom carrying a two-metre-long chain, intimidated children in a local park in Ottawa, Canada.
From there, it’s spread across to two dozen states in the US and now over here in the UK. In Wales, a 10-year-old girl was reportedly afraid to leave the house after four people in clown masks, one carrying “sledgehammer”, approached her and a friend in a park.
Should we be worried? No, we shouldn't, because action movie legend Steven Seagal is going to whoop all of their sorry asses:
To conclude: people, stop dressing up as clowns and scaring children. Stop it.