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The Daily Poll

Poll: Are you afraid of clowns?

How do you feel about the painted jesters?

THE CREEPY CLOWN epidemic finally landed in Ireland this week, following multiple reports of people dressed as circus tricksters causing trouble in the US.

The first incident in this year’s wave of clown-related hysteria can be traced to Green Bay in Wisconsin in August, when it was reported a clown was wandering around with black balloons. There have been sightings all over the place since then.

“We like our clowns in very specific, socially prescribed contexts,” like circuses, ‘Bad Clowns’ author Ben Radford told The Guardian this week. “If you see a clown walking around your street late at night, there’s no context for that. It’s boundary violation that creeps people out.”

This morning we’re asking: Are you afraid of clowns?

Poll Results:

No (6020)
Depends on the clown (4380)
Yes (2646)
No interest/no opinion (788)

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