Slipknot's M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan

Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan Weighs In On Various Famous Clowns

0 had Slipknot percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan weigh in on a number of famous clowns. Among them were ‘Pennywise’ from ‘It‘, the ‘Killer Klowns From Outer Space‘, Ronald McDonald and more. Sadly the Insane Clown Posse doesn’t appear to have been mentioned.

Speaking of the clown sightings that ran rampant through the media last year, Crahan offered:

“Most of these were bullshit. As a clown, what I possess is a gift. I can give you all of the color or none of the color, right now, and I can just tweak you out. I can cater to what you hate, immediately. Just dump it like a garbage truck in your lap. Just overpower your senses. That’s what clowns are.

When you look at these clowns, most of them—you can tell immediately—are just bullshit. But the ones that were real? Some fucking clown that is like 10 feet into the forest, behind a fence, in front of a Dumpster? That’s the clown to be worried about, if you’re worried about clowns. The clowns that are all up in your face, being filmed, and then the videos are edited to look overbearing—they’re just catering to a philosophy that they don’t understand. Maybe they should go be mimes.”

Speaking of his own “Clown” persona, he offered:

“I’ll tell you something interesting about my Clown. I was in a mall somewhere and my wife was running around shopping in some department store. I was on the phone, but about 30 yards away, someone started coming up behind me, and I heard, ‘Clown?’ I turned around and it’s this random maggot with his girlfriend. I was like, ‘How’d you know it was me?’ You know, I’m in a different state in some random department store with my back turned to the person! And he said, ‘It’s how you hold yourself. You’re the Clown.’

I was like, ‘You’re absolutely right. I understood exactly what he was talking about. And that’s kinda what I was saying about those clowns from the sightings: You know the ones that are real. They could have their back to you, and you’d still be like, ‘Fuck this.’ The other ones just don’t match the perfectionism.”

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