If you suffer from coulrophobia, I have good news: The U.S. may soon experience a clown shortage. It seems as older clowns are dying and not nearly as many younger clowns are joining the ranks to replace them — leading to a drastic decrease in membership at the country’s biggest clown organizations over the past 10 years. The president of Clowns of America International admits “clowning isn’t cool anymore.”
We’re OK with a clown shortage because, honestly, most are creepy. Like this one pushing cereal in the 1960s.