Target takes stance on creepy clowns, pulls related items from stock

The retailer isn’t on board with the creepy clown craze that’s been making headlines for several weeks. To protect the brand’s image, managers made a hard and fast decision. Here’s why.

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Consumers seeking scary clown attire for Halloween will have to look beyond the shelves of Target.

Last week, McDonald’s said it would be scaling back mascot Ronald McDonald’s role in marketing. Now, the threat of creepy clowns have struck Target’s Halloween section.

The retail giant will be pulling creepy clown masks from stores and online after various publicized sightings turned public sentiment against them.

“Given the current environment, we have made the decision to remove a variety of clown masks from our assortment, both in stores and online,” Target spokesman Joshua Thomas told USA Today and others.

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