Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) pulled clown masks from their stores as well as online due to reports of clown threats worldwide. Target decided to remove the masks due to the current clown sightings and threats worldwide.
“We had a few masks in stores, which we began to pull last week,” the Target rep said. “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.”
In the past few months there have been reports of people wearing clown masks causing problems for people all over the world. Many of which were recorded on social media that even sparked hashtags and outrage from communities all over. In some extreme cases, schools were closed as officials investigate the threats from the masked clowns on social media.
Some communities will even respond to these clowns with violence if they came across a creepy clown. Clown costume sales are up 300% reported by Halloween Express, a costume chain that told Eye Opener TV.
In the top 10, eight of them are ‘evil’ clown masks this season, whereas last year, five of the top 10 were ‘evil,’” Halloween Express spokesman Brad Butler told the news program. Other costume chains declined to comment or did not respond to inquiries from Eye opener.
Target did not have details on clown sales within their stores.