Excerpt from The Washington Post
Written by Ben Guarino
It is a strange thing when Stephen King must defend the world from tales of horrific clowns. The horror maestro who wrote “It,” which featured a monster in the form of a clown, recently spoke out as a voice of pro-clown reason.
“Hey, guys, time to cool the clown hysteria,” King tweeted on Monday, “most of em are good, cheer up the kiddies, make people laugh.”
King was, for the most part, correct. The vast majority of people employed as clowns are content to brighten days, pie faces and fashion balloons into poodles.