Almost everyone is excited and optimistic about the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘IT’.
The early reactions for the film are overwhelming positive and it’s definitely one of the most buzzed about films in quite some time.
There are a few who aren’t happy about the film, though.
According to President of the World Clown Association Pam Moody, in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter:
“People had school shows and library shows that were canceled. That’s very unfortunate. The very public we’re trying to deliver positive and important messages to aren’t getting them.”
She then went on to speak about how clowns are different from regular people:
“They’re different from regular people — they’re costumed characters. But no one is picking on the Santa Clauses, because that would ruin the retail business. It would ruin Christmas for everybody.”
Well, they have made a few horror movies about evil Santa Clauses.
She didn’t stop at this year’s IT movie though, she said it started with the 1990 version starring Tim Curry:
“It all started with the original It,” she notes. “That introduced the concept of this character. It’s a science-fiction character. It’s not a clown and has nothing to do with pro clowning.”
The clown backlash (there was more before this month) prompted Stephen King to tweet out a statement back in April:
The clowns are pissed at me. Sorry, most are great. BUT…kids have always been scared of clowns. Don’t kill the messengers for the message.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 10, 2017
IT hits theaters September 8th.