Ronald McDonald is the latest casualty of America's creepy clown epidemic.

Ronald McDonald is the latest casualty of America's creepy clown epidemic.
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With reports of creepy clowns (well, that's redundant) luring kids into the woods, America is engaged in anti-clown hysteria. McDonald's well-meaning mascot Ronald McDonald has been sworn to make few public appearances until the people start Lovin' It again.

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As reported by NBC Connecticut, Mickey D's corporate will be "thoughtful in respect to Ronald McDonald's participation in community events" as a result of the "current climate around clown sightings in communities."

Way to read the room, Ron.

While for many,"clown sightings" have never been particularly pleasant (you can never know how many fellow clowns came with them in the car!), the terror of a sinister harlequin could be eased with a good Happy Meal.

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