- Judy Quest: Scary clowns that have been frightening people around country are not REAL clowns. They bring fear, not fun
- She says impostors have hurt clown profession and its skilled entertainers whose job aims only to lift up people
Judy Quest is a board member and past president of Clowns of America International, an organization of clowns that promotes the craft. She has been a clown for 35 years and has trained hundreds of clowns. She writes regularly for clown journals. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)To begin the discussion of the so-called "scary clowns" that have been frightening and threatening people across the country: It should be stated that these people are NOT clowns, they are impostors. They wear masks rather than makeup, and they bring fear, not fun!