If you think pimpin’ ain’t easy, you should try CLOWNIN’. Those guys have it rough. I mean, it’s 2017. To most of us, clowns are either old-fashioned, or TERRIFYING.
Ringling Brothers closing down limits their career options even MORE.
And just when we were starting to get over those real-life creepy clown sightings all over the country last fall, the trailer for the new “It” remake came along to REALLY burst their balloon animals.
Yes, these are lean times for clowns. And some of them are already experiencing negative effects from that trailer.
Like Guilford Adams, a.k.a. GILLY THE CLOWN. He says, quote, “It’s a dying profession. And the people who do it and scrape together a living have to grapple with the fact that it’s cool and hip not to like clowns . . .
“[This is] going to turn young consumers away from an art form that’s sweet and nice and not about the Kardashians and Minecraft.”
He adds, quote, “No one sticks up for a clown. The only thing cooler to dislike is a mime. It’s silly and stupid, and I wish people would focus on the good clowns out there.” (So true. And Gilly doesn’t look terrifying at all. Nope, not in the slightest.)