It must be a hard grind, being a clown. You're sole job is to bring laughter and joy, but you're constantly weighed down by the fact you're very terrifying and deeply unfunny.
They have to spend a lot of time trying to change the public's poor perception of red-nosed jokesters. So needless to say, they're up in arms about the upcoming IT reboot.
Based on a 1986 Stephen King novel, the original miniseries IT featured Tim Curry as Pennywise The Clown, a sadistic shape shifter who induced nightmares in a generation of kids.
And now, according to a number of professional clowns speaking on Sky News, the 2017 reboot is set to destroy the reputation of good, honest circus entertainers once again.
Matthew Faint (aka Mattie The Clown) told them: "We fight our corner as proper clowns. It's a horrible movie and we'd like to distance ourselves from the subject of scary clowns. There's just so many horrible movies out there... clowns that eat people or whatever. It takes people's minds in the wrong direction. We don't need it. It's bad, it's disgusting. It's sensational rubbish. I don't know why people want to see these horrible things. What's the point? I don't understand people's mentalities."
Celine (aka Tickles) said: "It's a horror movie and it affects people's thoughts and opinions on what a clown is. Unfortunately it's not like Jaws, which is unrealistic. We do have clowns in society, and yes it will affect business, of course it will. I have parents and teachers phoning me ... they're scared to hire you for 35 kids in case they've got one child who will be upset."
Check out the trailer below: