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Target Stores Remove Creepy Halloween Clown Masks

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Since creepy clowns have become more than movie and haunted house characters, Target has decided to pull their scary clown masks from stores.

Incidents of clowns creating terrifying situations both online and in reality have been reported across the United States. Texas has had its fair share of unwelcome creepy clown happenings, and it doesn’t appear that people are losing interest in continuing these strange, disruptive, and dangerous acts.

Because of this new attention on clowns, the CW 33 reported that Brad Butler of Halloween Express stated, “‘Clown mask sales are up more than [300%] from a year ago the same period online…In the top 10, eight of them are ‘evil’ clown masks this season whereas last year, five of the top 10 were ‘evil.’”

Even though keeping creepy clown masks on the shelves could be profitable, Target isn’t interested in spreading more of the chaos. According to Fox 9, they are still keeping their pleasant or “happier” clown costumes out for customers to show the more traditional side of clown imagery.

Perhaps Target’s decision will provide some relief to professional clowns. USA Today says, “The World Clown Association is sick of jokers tarnishing the profession and revealed some of its performers have been quizzed by police following some of the more threatening incidents.”