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Thanks to Creepy Clown Sightings, ‘Clown Lives Matter’ Is Now a Thing

clownThere is a large group of people in this country who feel anyone who looks like them is being unfairly targeted for scorn or worse. And so they’re starting a movement to declare to the world that their lives should matter as much as everyone else’s.

I’m talking, of course, about clowns.

There’s been a surprising uptick in creepy clowns (or at least an uptick in the media reporting on creepy clowns), and some people are very nervous about seeing clowns in public. This got so bad that President Obama‘s press secretary was asked about it

Well, some professional clowns have had enough and are starting, for real, Clown Lives Matter.

Yes, Black Lives Matter spawned kind of a surprising bandwagon for basically every group and every person to pick something else that matters and proudly declare it too.

One professional clown got “Clown Lives Matter” going on his Facebook page, saying in one post, “Us actors need to be heard! I’m not your enemy! I’m an actor!”

There is going to be a “Clown Lives Matter” peace walk in Tucson next week and no less than Stephen King is telling people to calm down:

Oh, and “Clown Lives Matter” blew up into a major Twitter trend today:

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