Professional Clowns Are Pissed That 'American Horror Story' Is Making People Scared of Them

October 15, 2014 6:03 PM

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It’s been a rather interesting week in clown news (it’s interesting that there is even enough stories about clowns to constitute a collective clown news, but alas): First, several real-life creepy clowns popped up in California towns. Now, the largest professional clown club is speaking out against their representation in American Horror Story: Freak Show.

Clowns of America International (C.O.A.I.), a “gathering place for serious minded amateurs, semiprofessionals, and professional clowns,” is taking a stand against serial killer Twisty the Clown, played by Mimi’s husband on The Drew Carey Show (John Carroll Lynch).

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