Thank goodness for the caring folks at the Target retail chain who have decided to target scary clown masks due to the “current environment” of creepy clown sightings, as a company spokesman put it.
After receiving complaints about scary clown accessories, Target dramatically stated the reason behind the decision to pull the masks stemmed from: “A conversation internally about how we can respond to the situation at hand.”
Not to be outdone, Canadian Tire followed suit, pulling a line of Halloween clown decorations. A spokeswoman says they decided to remove the merchandise in order to be “sensitive to recent pranks.”
Some goofballs are dressing up as creepy clowns, presumably to scare people. It seems to me these are Halloween-inspired shenanigans that will probably vanish come November.
Maybe the federal government needs to get serious about this phenomenon by establishing a “National Creepy Clown Mask and Makeup Registry” so we can collect the names and addresses of the people buying this stuff.
After all, remember how well federal bureaucrats handled the national gun registry?