Target Pulls Clown Masks Amid National Craze

By Daniel Kay, Newser Staff

October 17, 2016


(NEWSER) – Target will stop selling clown masks both online and at brick-and-mortar locations due to the "crazy clown" craze that has spread across the US. Fueled by social media and sensational news stories of people in clown masks terrorizing residential neighborhoods, a slew of copycats have sprung up across the nation. 

The Minneapolis-based retailer has decided to do its small part to stop the craze by refusing to sell the popular Halloween masks, the Star Tribune reports. A Target spokesperson kept it neutral, telling CBS Minnesota simply, "Given the current environment, we have made the decision to remove a variety of clown masks from our assortment, both in stores and online."

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