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Theory "Irrational" Fear of Clowns

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#16    Sweetpumper

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:57 PM

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:35 PM

View PostSweetpumper, on 16 November 2012 - 05:57 PM, said:

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LOL What are you trying to say with this picture?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:37 PM

I dont have a fear of clowns and I never really have Iv been to the circus to back when I was younger, when I saw my first clown I thought hmmmm now thats different.
Clowns are ok in my book :tu:

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:26 AM

They're basically monsters to kids, or at least were to me. A warping of a normal human into something not what I knew.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:55 AM

I'm guessing the haunting owl eyes are.a reference to a type of screen memory (as was described by Whitley Striber, author of: "Communion").
The OP's idea is interesting, who knows?
I wonder how far back the idea can be traced.

I never had a fear of clowns, but I get how it could be seen as creepy.
Kind of comparable to the whole 'uncanny valley' situation.
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:53 PM

I wonder why there arent more clowns in movies

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:03 PM

I know a girl that is TERRIFIED of balloons. She was raped by a guy dressed as a clown.
I thought she was joking about the balloons until I saw her reaction around one. Complete and utter panic.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:27 PM

Ronald McDonald is one of the few clown icons that doesn't have huge exaggerated eyes.  Maybe that's why kids can relate to him.  He's a bit more 'human' than most clown types.    Your theory sounds valid.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:37 AM

My theory is that politicians have ruined clowning's reputation. :innocent:





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