What is your deepest fear?

Inevitably, someone always says clowns.

Why? Is it because a human painted their face with bright colors in an effort to make themselves look less realistic and more plastic, effectively placing them in some kind of meta category of uncanny valley?

Is it the white face and red mouth that resembles the pallid complexion of death with the added zombie/vampire bloody lips factor?

Maybe it comes from the obsession that “artists” seem to have with the irony of a sad clown (get it? Cus they’re supposed to make you happy!)

Or is it just a diversion from real fears and worries because they don’t want other people to perceive them as weak.

No, actually it’s probably because of┬áthis guy:

That’s right, Tim Curry