Embarrassing but true: the United States is having, uh, a clown problem.
Also embarrassing but true: this clown problem might not even be technically real. Of course, if you’ve been on any form of social media recently, you’re surely aware that, over the past few months, clowns have (allegedly) been spotted in certain cities across the U.S. (allegedly) trying to lure children into the woods. But, according to Time, most of the clowns aren’t totally real–most of them are copycats trying to capitalize on the fame (?) that the other fake clowns have gotten.
It’s confusing, but, basically, it’s a bad time to be in clown college! It is hard to discern, exactly, where the real clowns end and the hoaxes begin (if there ever even were any real clowns in the first place), but I have already decided that I am going to personally sue every single person who has decided to dress as a clown just, like, for fun because that is objectively whack and not cool at all. The one good thing about this nationwide clown panic?As with most forms of mass hysteria, it’s the memes. So, check out these clown memes that, for better or for worse, will make you laugh a lot:
1. I mean…find the lie:
y'all been inviting clowns to ur birthdays for years now n all of a sudden they pop up on u n u don't wanna hang w em? fake
— brielle biermann (@BrielleZolciak) October 5, 2016
2. Pretty much:
when you thought you saw a clown, but it was actually just your ex pic.twitter.com/2zDKEekryT
— tina (@tinatbh) October 5, 2016
3. VITAL INFORMATION HERE:
Remember these helpful tips when spotting a clown https://t.co/E8K4XOfrH5
— Scary Clown Sighting (@SpookyClowns) October 4, 2016
4. Another good response, IMO:
clown: *stares at me*
— rat (@cumtroversy) October 5, 2016
def the craziest clown sightings so far pic.twitter.com/DOB7fHlYCJ
— Four Pins (@Four_Pins) October 5, 2016
Coincidence? I think not pic.twitter.com/2Bi1wVPPh5
— Clown Sightings (@Clown_News) October 5, 2016
7. I…hate this. But it’s fine:
the media won't show you this side of the clowns pic.twitter.com/iezvR6aj9x
— Clown Sightings (@Clown_News) October 4, 2016
8. Clowns? More like, American politics, amirite?
10. LET’S NOT HAVE THIS HAPPEN:
11. Watch this whole thing, please:
I CANT BELIEVE THIS CLOWN. pic.twitter.com/kvdEzI2M1L
— Siber Bullied Gilli (@Mcgillligan) October 5, 2016
12. The only proper reaction, TBH:
Clown spotted in.. pic.twitter.com/HkfyhkRj4i
— kaai_ (@kaai_) October 5, 2016
13. This is good, too:
Boy if i ever see a clown pic.twitter.com/EmQJyAAVpc
— Scary Clown Sighting (@SpookyClowns) October 5, 2016
14. MAKES YOU THINK:
The most terrifying thing about this clown thing is that there could be literally hundreds of them in just one tiny car.
— Melanie Bracewell (@meladoodle) October 5, 2016
when you're driving home and you see a clown on the road https://t.co/tweLGsdW2r
— Common White Girl (@girlposts) October 5, 2016
16. It’s a good excuse not to go to class, at least?
news: "clown sighting on school campus"
me: fucc that ✌🏻️👊🏻🤘🏻 pic.twitter.com/V3bGXwSBCY
— mads🎃 (@ayexmadeline) October 5, 2016
17. Although your classmates would like you to know that they are on it:
When there's a clown running around JMU campus terrorizing everyone but no need to fear freshman boys with lax sticks are on the job
— harper (@harperleighx) October 4, 2016
18. Rare photo of someone in the exact moment a clown was spotted:
"I think I see a clow-"
— tina (@tinatbh) October 3, 2016
19. Can’t say I disagree with this:
Me: Violence is never the way
— 【Bottom-Passing Top】 (@SageSaturn) October 3, 2016
20. Anyway. Just, uh, stay safe, guys:
me: Halloween is gonna be so fun this year
news: "clown sightings in your area"
— Sincerely Tumblr (@SincerelyTumblr) October 5, 2016
What do you think of these memes? What would you do if you saw a clown? Let us know in the comments!