"We're full of people that love children, bring smiles and want to help people laugh and bring comic relief," Christensen said, per the report. "The people dressing up are trying to scare people, no professional clown would ever take part in anything like that."
Aside from the obvious dangers of creepy clown pranks and the public nuisance factor, some members of the clown association have even lost work amid the growing fear of creepy clown incidents, Christensen said, according to the report. And, well, there's nothing funny about any of those things.
The organization's denunciation of the scary clowns and defense of friendly, professional comes just weeks after Stephen King, the guy who's famous for scaring the hell out of people with creepy clown stories, urged people not to play into the hysteria: