The Weird Workplace

|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/31/2016


OAK BROOK, ILL. — Once a beloved mascot for a popular fast-food chain, Ronald McDonald has been relegated to the sidelines thanks to the recent “creepy clown” phenomenon, according to the BBC. “McDonald’s and franchisees in local markets are mindful of the current climate around clown sightings in communities and, as such, are being thoughtful with respect to Ronald McDonald’s participation in community events for the time being,” said a company statement. The trend for individuals to dress up as scary clowns and frighten people has spread around the world, including Canada, the United States and Australia. In the United Kingdom, for example, a 19-year-old student was arrested after dressing up as a chainsaw-wielding clown and chasing students on a university campus.