Is the laughter about to die in the world?
It’s something we might have to potentially come to terms with, as clown colleges are quickly becoming ghost towns. Red floppy shoes sit alone with no feet to fill them. Not one unsuspecting dweeb will be depantsed. The giant red nose and trick flower industries forced to plan for their impending downfall.
And why is this? Who is left to terrorize the youngest children of this world?
Apparently, kids these days just don’t think being a clown is “cool.” Here is an industry begging for workers, quite possibly serving as the key to saving our economy, and young adults are turning their noses up at it. Every hipster out there wants to be an artist anyway, so why not bring that delightfully weird energy to the craft? We don’t necessarily want this direction, but if we want to keep our clowns, we might have to start making them steampunk.
You’d think for the sheer irony young people would decide to become clowns.
Interestingly, most of the now 2,500 members of the World Clown Association are over 40.
Something that’s deemed incredibly lame and liked only by old people? You can bet CBS is already developing a sitcom about it.
The clown community has arguably been without its Michael Jordan or LeBron James for many years, someone young who will come in and transform the game. Of course, this anti-cool clown movement should only pique the interests of those hell-bent on making sure their lives are consumed by activities no one else likes.