DENVER -- The horror movie "IT" may win the box office this weekend, but it's already having a negative impact on Colorado clowns and their livelihoods.
"Our work has gone down. People have not asked us to do birthday parties," professional clown, Rosalinda Trevino, told Denver7.
The movie, based on a novel by Stephen King, chronicles a small town being terrorized by a clown.
The World Clown Association released this stance ahead of the movie’s release, saying in part: “People dressed as horror clowns are not 'real clowns.' They are taking something innocent and wholesome and perverting it to create fear in their audience.”
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