Jesse McLaren, a former television producer for Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report and who now works for BuzzFeed, did the world a favor and snuck images of Stephen King’s evil clown, Pennywise, into his sister’s engagement photos.
Have a look:
My sister asked me to shoot her engagement pics so I hid Pennywise the Clown in every photo. Countdown until she notices. pic.twitter.com/Z7QZPsq2ym
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) October 22, 2017
Less than 24 hours after he posted a few of the pictures to Twitter, they’d been retweeted more than 24,000 times.
But although the proverbial Twitterati loved the idea, many said they were more horrified by the groom-to-be’s attire than the nightmarish clown lurking in the background.
Truly terrifying. Cargo shorts in engagement photos.
— Erin J Forbes (@ejayeff) October 22, 2017
Ouch. (That’s just one example — there were plenty of others.)
Pennywise has become a pop icon since the new version of the movie “IT” — based on a 1986 King novel, of course — came out this past summer and set new box office records for a horror film.
A small chain of doughnut shops started employing creepy clowns to make home deliveries, red balloons began appearing on sewer grates and “Saturday Night Live” even wrote up a spoof in which Donald Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway was the evil clown.