In two weeks, the Stephen King movie adaptation of a serial-killer clown living in the sewer system will arrive in theaters. Early predictions call for IT having the biggest opening of any fright film, approximately 60 million dollars.
However, anticipation of the upcoming movie has killed demand for real-life clowns. And they’re complaining that Stephen King has stigmatized clowns for a generation. King tweeted a response(quote) “Clowns are pissed. Sorry, BUT kids have always been scared of clowns. Don't kill the messengers for the message.”
Meanwhile, World Clown Association president Pam Moody said (quote) “People had school shows and library shows that were canceled. The very public we're trying to deliver positive and important messages to aren't getting them.” (The Hollywood Reporter)