Target Says, “No More Clowns”
They will stop selling clown masks both online and on location.
Fired up by social media and news stories of people in clown masks terrorizing residential neighborhoods, a ton of copycats have sprung up across all over the nation.
A Target spokesperson said, "Given the current environment, we have made the decision to remove a variety of clown masks from our assortment both in stores and online."
Creepy clown-related incidents have happened in the Minneapolis-St. Paul community where Target is headquartered, as well as at least one instance nearby where two teenage girls used the masks to scare younger kids.
This stupidity has even spread beyond the US, according to New York magazine.
A teen in Sweden was stabbed by someone in a clown mask and two teens in the UK say they were chased by a person wearing a clown mask while wielding a machete.
This even hits here at home where at least one creepy clown sighting has been reported in Billings.