It’s a craze that began in America and as most things that happen in across the Atlantic, it has arrived, not just here but in other parts of the world too. Ronald McDonald is a clown character used as the primary mascot of the McDonald’s fast-food restaurant chain, all harmless fun and the clown makes visits to hospitals helping to cheer up sick children.
Sadly it has all gone wrong and a result of the latest “killer clown” craze, people the world over are scared to walk down the street after people have starting dressing up as clowns, often armed with weapons, and chasing unsuspecting victims. So as a result, children could be denied the pleasure of the friendly clown meeting them as they visit McDonald’s burger chain, because the company has said that Ronald McDonald is keeping a low profile as reports of creepy clown sightings is on the rise.
We are not sure how the craze first began, but we know that reports of creepy clown sightings is dramatically increasing and some of it has resulted in injury, both to the victim and, we can happily report, the people dressed up in clown costumes issuing threats. There have been a number of incidents were the clown has come off distinctly second best, like Ashley Symes, 23, who was trying to cash in on the so-called ‘killer clown’ craze by scaring strangers in an underground car park at the Dockside Outlet Centre, Chatham. Carrying a baseball bat Mr Symes, a customer service worker, is seen on social media terrorising unsuspecting passers-by on streets after dark, but he took on the wrong person and was left with a bloody nose when this target turned on him, punching him in the face.
McDonald’s is a responsible company and because of the creepy clown craze they issued a statement announcing that Ronald will be reducing his appearances and generally keeping a low profile.