Survey shows that children of all ages hate clowns
January 16, 2008 12:06pm
BAD news for Coco and Blinko - children don't like clowns and even older kids are frightened of them.The news that will no doubt have clowns shedding tears was revealed in a poll of youngsters by researchers from the University of Sheffield who examined how to improve the decor of children's wards in hospitals.
"As adults we make assumptions about what works for children," said Penny Curtis, a senior lecturer in research at the university.
"We found that clowns are universally disliked by children. Some found them quite frightening and unknowable."