And if you're on a diet, it doesn't mean that I can't have a donut. Same thing.

The city of Oak Park, Michigan, a northern suburb of Detroit, made the news yesterday for banning (and then un-banning) clown costumes from their community Halloween party.

It's not even "cute" to be afraid of clowns anymore, because everybody claims to be. Yes, we've all seen IT. 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that the whole point of Halloween? To have fun being scared?

Am I the only person who feels bad for actual clowns? You know that these people want to bring joy and smiles to people, and a lot of them actually go to school for it, right?

Here's a fact: spiders freak me out because I saw Arachnophobia when I was a kid. Do I go around, telling people that they can't put fake spiders on their house for Halloween or dress their pug like one? Nope.

I have a sneaking suspicion that the same people who say that there can't be clowns at this particular event are the same ones who claim that "everybody is offended by something nowadays."

Look - it's a family event, so ALL costumes should be appropriate. No scary clowns, no slutty Snow Whites, no Freddy Kruegers. It's not hard to keep it clean.

You wanna dress like a cannibalistic clown or a sexy lioness? Save that for the grown-up parties. You can do both, it's okay.

But the singling-out of clowns is getting old. I don't like jean shorts, but I don't tell others that they can't wear them. It's all one-in-the-same, so relax. Clowns are NOT a real problem in this world.