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Horror movie writers don’t seem to have to do any work anymore, do they?
After multiple reports have come in of clowns attempting to lure children into the woods of South Carolina, as well as unconfirmed reports of sightings in other states and a stabbing that may have been clown-related, McDonald’s is temporarily pulling their clown mascot, Ronald, from any public appearances.
In a public statement, the franchise said they wished to be “thoughtful in respect to Ronald McDonald’s participation in community events” thanks to the “current climate around clown sightings in communities.”
While much of the clown craze is likely the product of media hysteria and heresy, the facts stand that in addition to the possible stabbing, several arrests have been made, both of people making false reports and people dressing as creepy clowns and scaring their fellow civilians.
No word on how long Ronald will be on hiatus from his busy press schedule.