Because it’s 2016 and nothing makes sense anymore, Target will stop selling clown masks both online and in stores.
In recent months “clown attacks” both real and fake have been happening all over the United States and have been all over the news. They’ve even started happening in the UK.
This decision was made out of “sensitivity to the issue at hand,” Joshua Thomas, Target spokesman, said in an email.
“Given the current environment, we have made the decision to remove a variety of clown masks from our assortment, both in stores and online.”
“We had a few masks in stores, which we began to pull last week. We also have edited down our assortment online. You’ll still find clown masks there, but we made the decision to pull back on the number.”
Target had no reports on whether there had been an increase or decrease in the number of clown masks that have been sold since reports of clown sightings.
Sexy clown costumes and clown costumes for children are still available for sale.