Clowns: “Frightening and Unknowable”

“I did a party recently, all the mums in the kitchen smoking. I’m standing with the kids in the front room and I say: ‘Who’s the birthday boy?’ and they say: ‘He’s not here, he is upstairs on his computer.’ I go up to his room and say: ‘Come down, we are going to have a great time!’ I’m in full clown outfit, but he doesn’t look up. And I try again. And he looks at me and says, ‘Why don’t you just fuck off!’ He was six that day.”
 — It’s a tough time to be a clown.

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