Their unhappy with Twisty the Clown (John Carroll Lynch), a serial killer who stalks couples.
“Hollywood makes money sensationalizing the norm,” bemoans Glenn Kohlberger, president of Clowns of America International. “They can take any situation no matter how good or pure and turn it into a nightmare.”
An article in the Hollywood Reporter devotes some attention to the terrifying clowns in popular media, including the Joker, Poltergeist, plus the works of Stephen King and David Fincher (no mention of Krusty the Clown). It also cites the fear of clowns, coulrophobia.
Yesterday Mark Holden spent the day giving radio and press interviews apologising for his behaviour on Dancing with the Stars, claiming the costume “inhabited me and then the clown just erupted and I couldn’t control it.”
He acknowledged that Seven bosses had spoken to him about the matter afterwards. But to suggestions that the world clown association could investigate the performance, he ironically told 3AW, “It’s dreadful. I’m horrified by that news. Shocked. Shocked.”
Meanwhile True Detective director Cary Fukunaga is planning a big screen adaptation of It, which many cited yesterday as the ‘inspiration’ for Mark Holden’s bizarre meltdown.