For some deranged reason, our childhood fears are resurfacing again. A trend of scaring people, and arguably threating them with violence, has taken hold on social media. The “creepy clown” phenomenon has become such a problem that people are becoming legitimately afraid of running into one. That is until a hero has appeared to protect the people, and that hero is…. Batman!
For better or for worse there are people dressing as Batman to chase down the spooky clowns that are popping up around the nation. At first glance this is an awesome story, but just like every vigilante narrative, we run into issues of people taking the law into their own hands. Hopefully we can get though Halloween without somebody getting seriously injured from these antics.
The best part of this story is that people actually feel like they are being being protected by a superhero. With the resurgence of comic book culture super heroes have become massively possible. Now, because of this clowns vs. batman trend, we are getting a taste of what it would be like if a superhero existed. The clown trend is legitimately scaring people, and people are grateful for Batman’s vigilante justice. The story is incredibly fun for now; let’s just hope nobody gets hurt.
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