All they had to do was ask ME!!!

Don't send in the clowns

Wed Jan 16, 8:32 AM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - Bad news for Coco and Blinko -- children don't like clowns and even older kids are scared of them.

The news that will no doubt have clowns shedding tears was revealed in a poll of youngsters by researchers from the University of Sheffield who were examining how to improve the decor of hospital children's wards.

The study, reported in the Nursing Standard magazine, found all the 250 patients aged between four and 16 they quizzed disliked the use of clowns, with even the older ones finding them scary.

"As adults we make assumptions about what works for children," said Penny Curtis, a senior lecturer in research at the university.

"We found that clowns are universally disliked by children. Some found them quite frightening and unknowable."

(Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Steve Addison)


my kids have NO problem ...

my kids have NO problem with them, but we're insane too!

and I can't remember the name of the movie but a rob zombie movie had one of the old fat killers with a clown face in it.

i hate clowns. i never ...

i hate clowns. i never used to have a problem with them. i guess with age i realized how creepy they are.

I am scared shitless of ...

I am scared shitless of them. I have NEVER liked them, but I do agree with conana that they are some creepy bastards!

my grand daughter has ...

my grand daughter has always been afraid of them. not sure why since she wasn't around them when she was little.