As a result of the unfolding downturn, the World Clown Association has released a helpful guide for its members on how to survive the clown recession titled WCA Stand on Scary Clowns!!
“We believe the art of clown is something to be treasured and enjoyed by audience’s world-wide,” the guide reads. “We bring a happy, joyful, creative, caring, positive, and fun experience to our audiences. We understand that some people enjoy the ‘horror genre’ of entertainment, but we find that many people are confronted by images of horror characters (impersonating clowns) and are startled by them…which is obviously the goal of these horror characters. In my opinion, these horror characters are not clowns.