Why am I scared of clowns? by Michelle

November 23, 2021


Why am I scared of clowns?

Well let’s start off with saying that clowns are scary and not really there for us. Clowns are supposed to be fun and amazing. In my opinion clowns are scary and very useless.

I’ve had so many bad experiences with them that they have just scared me for life, beginning with, the cosmetics of a clown might be disturbing. It conceals not only the individual’s appearance but also their emotions. Worse, the clown’s makeup might send mixed signals, such as when the clown has a painted-on smile but is frowning. And then there is the makeup itself, which is strange. The big lips and brows distort its face, making it appear human but somewhat off to the brain. The strangeness is amplified by the clown’s weird clothing.

The attack of this phobia is similar to any other phobia attack or anxiety. One of the biggest side effects was not being able to breath and closing up in the chest. The ways people close up are so different from an anxiety attack. In anxiety you feel like you don’t know what you are doing, but with this, you feel very scared and afraid of the thing that is alive to you. Clowns are not the ideal thing to make someone happy or make them feel better about themselves.

Now, an example on why I am scared of clowns: Well, middle school me watching the news and seeing that there are killer clowns going around and chasing people and or hurting them. I was so terrified and this gave me the worst feeling ever! This is the time I would really reflect on clowns even if they really don’t have a purpose.