Comedian Chris Melberger now knows what it feels like to be on the other side of the “clown scare epidemic.”
He posted a video of what it might feel like to be just "an average creepy clown" trying to chill with a friend and have to encounter "an absolutely average-looking guy in a plaid shirt."
Apparently, not all viewers got the gist of the message in the video but Melberger is tickled by the response:
lmao facebook comments are my favorite pic.twitter.com/rbHa8pT7Bg— Chris Melberger 👉 (@chrismelberger) October 16, 2016
Sightings of scary clowns have almost become an epidemic not only across the United States but in the United Kingdom and Australia as well.
It started in Greenville, South Carolina, where an apartment complex complained about masked figures approaching kinds, trying to lure them into the woods. A few days later, police in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, received a call about someone dressed as a clown trying to do the same. Around the same time, in Greensboro, a machete-wielding man reportedly chased a clown into the woods.
Even though a majority of the sightings turned out to be either rumors or hoaxes, clown-involved social media threats even led a Texas school district on lockdown twice in a week.