Most of us can’t decided whether to be freaked out by the creepy clown epidemic, or just annoyed.
But a recent video – titled Hello Kids – posted by the self-titled Doncaster Clown has created even more cause for concern as it directly addresses local children.
The clown live-streamed an eerie video to Facebook as he roamed the deserted streets, clanging against mental railings which echoed into the night.
The clown itself doesn’t appear in the clip, which has had 14,000 views since its was streamed in the early hours of Saturday morning.
It is thought the video was shot in Rossington.
Many Doncaster residents have condemned the clown’s actions, with one Facebook user writing, ‘Stupid, sad individual. You must be lacking in something’.
Nothing but a pussy and a pansy get a life and get a job or pick on someone your own size u c*nt leave the kids alone or are u scared on what people is own size would do to u
Others wanted to know the clown’s location, either to get a selfie with the individual or to ‘kick his ass’.
One guy even requested a visit, writing ‘Can you come Armthorpe’.
It seems people in Britain have caught the bug too.
Whether it’s all a big hoax or not is yet to be deciphered, but undoubtedly these ‘pranksters’ are inciting fear into local children, which isn’t very funny, if you ask me.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.