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Professional Indiana clown: 'Creepy' clowns giving a bad name to the real ones

Posted at 5:19 PM, Sep 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-29 20:23:48-04

INDIANAPOLIS – Creepy clown reports are popping up across the country, including here in Indiana. But now, we're hearing from an actual, honest clown who is not laughing at these pranks.

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Professional clown “Sunshine” is based out of Greenfield. She’s worked as a clown for over a decade and says authentic clowns create smiles – they don’t commit crimes.

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“There’s a lot of emotion, I guess, (and) it angers me,” Sunshine told RTV6. “Why are you going to take something so innocent and so fun and turn it into something scary? It saddens me, because I see so many people who are truly afraid of clowns.”

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Sunshine says her focus is bringing cheer, and going forward, she wants the impostors to stop.

Watch our video in the player above for more.