"You know, clowns can get away with murder."
John Wayne Gacy
is an uncontrollable and morbid fear of clowns.
It is not to be confused with coulrophilia
, which is the opposite phenomenon, that is, an uncontrollable erotic and/or sexual attraction to clowns, mimes and jesters. The very concept comes across as nightmarish to the true coulrophobiac. Maybe clowns get you
hot…? Trust me—clown porn is not as sexy as it sounds.