October 23, 2016

War on Halloween: Retailers pull more merchandise, this time to fight fake “creepy clown” crisis

David MenziesMission Specialist
 

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?

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commented 2016-10-24 14:35:51 -0400
Only creepy clown i’ve seen is trudeau
commented 2016-10-24 14:34:35 -0400
Yawn…another big stretch…you say something Jay? 😴
commented 2016-10-24 13:55:30 -0400
And here I was thinking “scary” is what Halloween was all about. We have a genuine, organic phenomenon happening here and the pussy-whipped anti-fun lobby has to insert themselves in it and tell us ALL how wrong and mean and DANGEROUS it is.
And you just know it’s sissy white liberal types at the tip of the spear. Damn it’s pathetic.
commented 2016-10-24 03:15:20 -0400
Donald Trump in the United States brought the crazy clown thing into the public sphere.

By his outlandish comments and personal decorations he opened the floodgates for imitations.

His wild orange hair allowed for wilder and wilder facemasks.

His outrageous statements of building a huge wall around the United States and evicting all Muslims and Danish and people from the Outer Hebridies brought derision. That is, people throughout the world recognized that a United States presidential candidate was a fool.

The clowns thing is no big deal. It has happened before. Neither is Donald Trump something to have nightmares about. No big deal.

Six months from now it will all be forgotten.
commented 2016-10-23 20:11:12 -0400
There is no “situation at hand”. There are a bunch of fucking pussies shrieking about scary clowns. Yup call the police the scary clowns are coming. If you are this afraid of the world hang yourself now, it only gets worse.
commented 2016-10-23 18:03:38 -0400
Can they also pull all Christian mockery costumes as well, we also need to be included, hated these for years.
commented 2016-10-23 16:34:05 -0400
DH if you want to live in a watered down censored world , you go right ahead, we prefer free choice and variety. The left is so full of Cherophobia , no wonder they whine so much and hate so much.
commented 2016-10-23 16:33:56 -0400
@canadian Mongrel…..It is oh so Canadian to treat political problems with the strategy that if you ignore a problem long enough it will eventually go away. The strategy doesn’t work. That is why we are here now and if you really want to make a difference you are going to have to learn how to wrangle trolls like DH..

Just play him out like picadors in a bull ring….there is nobody here to cheer him on…no energy to feed on…no payoff for his efforts….in rhetoric he is raw courage but no real skill…

Continue to comment on the story….you don’t need his endorsement or agreement…he is nothing really…just a mosquito……:-)
commented 2016-10-23 16:29:36 -0400
DH they were just suggesting you go elsewhere since you hate the Rebel so much. No one is silencing you, we are not left wingers who hate free speech. Liberal media silences like the censors they are and you are one of those children. Now once again i challenge you to show any Rebel media lies, i have many examples of the media parties lies. And go cheer on your little dictator Justin , he just took PSAC down to avoid a strike and take away the workers rights. And not much on that form the hacks you consider journalists , kind of like how they ignored their pedophile buddy Levins trial. SAD!
commented 2016-10-23 14:39:27 -0400
In light of the reality of the days we are living in I don’t think funny is appropriate to describe bomb pranks.
commented 2016-10-23 14:35:16 -0400
I actually kind of like the masks as the original clown masks never really inspired me to laugh or cry or anything. These are actually kind of cool and innovative. I also love the wererabbit evil bunny pookaroo however when I saw some of the attacks in Germany including people being stabbed, hit with baseball bats or someone trying to start up a chainsaw I couldn’t help wonder if this was part of some attempt at terrorism. I may be totally off base on that but you cannot help but notice when Isis releases new instructions how to kill Westerners. http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/islamic-state-tells-lone-terrorists-to-target-people-on-quiet-walks-beaches-and-night-shifts/news-story/72914e71abdefcc63e0c80b8c92ab10b Some again may just be pranks and or copycats. In any event people do need to consider the times and places when doing practical jokes and the age of the people involved. I saw some pretty over the top “pranks” on youtube where people dressed as arab shieks yell Ali Akbar before throwing a duffle bag on someone or driving through street in same attire firing a toy machine gun I thought one of these guys might get shot dead if they aren’t careful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_c-Fs9z8Wo
commented 2016-10-23 14:30:24 -0400
People, you realize that Chaisson only had the goal to make this stream of comment all about him as opposed to the story. You have helped him succeed beyond his greatest imagining when he made his first post. This stream is now about him and not the story.

Hats off to his success.
commented 2016-10-23 13:43:10 -0400
@ D.H. Chaisson commented 22 mins ago
Daryl, i’m obviously hurting your feelings here.

You wish! What a fool.
Your simpleton comments just shows how immature you are. You lefties are just too short on common sense for this forum. Go to your safe place – smells like your mommy needs to change your diaper. Maybe we’ll all get lucky and she’ll drop you on your head – but the way the diarrhea comes outta ya – think she’s already done that. lmfao!
commented 2016-10-23 13:04:46 -0400
D.H Chaisson said, “I’ve counted about a dozen righties who have wanted me to leave the Rebel comment sections. Here, I thought they would celebrate my freedom of speech. Nope. Bunch of fascists!”

Oh, we celebrate your freedom of speech for sure, we just suggest you would be happier celebrating it elsewhere.

If, D.H., you actually had something intelligent to say, instead of hate, anger and pure hypocrisy, I (and I am fairly sure others here) would be happy to hear your intelligent well thought out opposing view point.
commented 2016-10-23 13:01:15 -0400
That’s how the free market works. People shape what is and what isn’t sold all the time. Christian Hobby Lobby owners don’t sell “evil” or monster goods. Gonna complain to them too?
commented 2016-10-23 12:57:34 -0400
@d H The chase is on….Personzies is not a purveyor of goods….he is merely commenting on SJWs and their influence on marketing trends. People are free to comment on any number of things without being obliged to traffic and trade in them….why don’t you sell windmills instead of playing Don Quixote on twitter.
commented 2016-10-23 12:56:27 -0400
the thumb sucking snow flakes have taken over
commented 2016-10-23 12:55:21 -0400
Now I want to fill my front yard with creepy clowns.
commented 2016-10-23 12:49:28 -0400
Daryl, i’m obviously hurting your feelings here. I’ve upset you because I pointed out Menzies is too damn lazy to sell his own clown masks and wants a private company to do it for him.
commented 2016-10-23 12:15:14 -0400
EH!! D.H. Chaisson commented 2 hours ago
I’ve counted about a dozen righties who have wanted me to leave the Rebel comment sections. Here, I thought they would celebrate my freedom of speech. Nope. Bunch of fascists!

Well, if we are a bunch of fascists – why are you hanging around?? It seems you are the fascist here – spouting absolute BS & nonsense. GFYS!! you libtard reject!
commented 2016-10-23 12:09:28 -0400
Actually – Sean, Chaisson, Jay, & Ron – what is really needed is a commission to register stupidity!! We will drag you kicking & screaming to the place of registering – This type of registry makes way more sense than registering guns, cars or whatever you people think you want control over. Along with this registry we need a small place on the planet to plant your sorry asses – so the rest of us can live in peace. With all your combined brilliance y’all should be able to survive for a few days!
commented 2016-10-23 11:52:03 -0400
As per usual the lefty trolls are making no sense, i.e. D.H. CHAISSON and his hateful and incorrect assumptions.
The good people at THEREBEL and it’s fan base don’t want to censor scum like you, we actually believe in and practise free speech, no we just want you to take your lying, hateful, commie BS and F**k off!
Don’t go away mad, just go away…
commented 2016-10-23 11:45:17 -0400
Sorry Penson, when calling out morons I did not mean to leave you and Jay Kelly off of my list.
commented 2016-10-23 11:35:19 -0400
We have an Islamic Extremist crisis and idiots like D.H. Chaisson support this mind numbing stupidity of banning Halloween costumes. Where do morons like you come from Chaisson. Maybe time to move out of daddy’s basement.
commented 2016-10-23 11:33:58 -0400
There should be a costume or fancy dress commission to let us know the government’s ideas about the creepy clown crisis, and their regulations and permits needed for us to lawfully disguise ourselves in costumes
commented 2016-10-23 11:00:05 -0400
Scary costumes are nothing compared with the reality of Islamic terror and cruelty going on in the world today. This is just another attack on our freedoms, disguised for the do-gooders, to make themselves feel like they are assisting of ridding the world of a scary boogie man. Bring out the smelling salts for those who think they have the right to tell others what they can and can’t celebrate. The fact that major department stores are buying into this trash says it all. Our only protest is to stop shopping at these stores. There’s nothing like losing business to snap these companies back into the reality, that not everyone is so easily disturbed by a scary costume. They should focus on the reality of our government bringing in an army of evil doers, who would think nothing about cutting off their heads, or raping and terrorising their sons and daughters, for the death cult of Islam. Now that is horror, and it’s coming to a local neighbourhood near you. The prime fool on the hill is seeing to it!
commented 2016-10-23 10:52:24 -0400
Hey Menzies, instead of moaning and groaning about it, make some fucking clown masks and sell them yourself. Stop demanding private companies cater to your wishes which makes you as bad as those you’re complaining about.
commented 2016-10-23 10:40:39 -0400
Ironically, the same gimps crying about the removal of a mask at the freedom of a private corporation to do so are also crying for the removal of me from these threads. Must me a War on Chaisson, lol.
commented 2016-10-23 10:36:08 -0400
http://www.redskelton.com/biography

My favourite clown. Check out this site, especially his art. I remember how at the end of each of his TV shows he would humbly thank his audience for inviting them into their homes…and sign of with “and may God bless”
commented 2016-10-23 10:32:23 -0400
I’ve counted about a dozen righties who have wanted me to leave the Rebel comment sections. Here, I thought they would celebrate my freedom of speech. Nope. Bunch of fascists!