Published Apr 06, 2017As Baskets has repeatedly taught us, the life of a clown ain't easy. But thanks to the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King's IT, things are about to get a whole lot worse. It's no big surprise, then, that IRL clowns are speaking out about the film, and they are noticeably pissed.
To get the word on the street, Mel Magazine tracked down a bunch of facepainted, big shoes-wearing entertainers, who had some less than kind words for the new It film.
"It's ruining our business," Nick "Mr. Nick" Kane said. "We just experienced a nice break from the scary clown meme from last October. And just when things are starting to normalize, the It trailer comes and it's like, 'Here we go again.' "
Guilford "Gilly" Adams added: "It's gonna be bad for clowns. 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. The ultimate prick in this [IT movie] is that it's going to turn young consumers away from an art form that's sweet and nice and not about the Kardashians and Minecraft.
Roger Fojas, who also goes by the professional names of "Ringmaster Roger" and "Humpy Pumpy," said he's already seen a drop in business immediately following the trailer's release, and the film isn't even out yet.
IT arrives in theatres on September 8 and was directed by Andrés Muschietti. Revisit the trailer below.