Guy Behind Wrinkles The Clown Reveals Angry Threats He Received In New Documentary
The man behind the real-life Wrinkles the Clown has spoken out in a new documentary - predictably titled Wrinkles the Clown - where he discusses some of the messages he's received, and they're not exactly congratulatory.
The individual, who opted to remain anonymous, explained that when he posted stickers around Naples, Florida, he never expected the amount of missed calls, messages and angry voicemails that he ended up receiving.
In the documentary, we can hear one man yelling: "You're scaring little people that can't defend themselves," while another threatens: "I'll take this baseball bat and beat your brains in."
According to the MailOnline, Wrinkles revealed: "If people knew who was under the mask it would kind of ruin the experience. For the most part I've always been quiet, kind of shy, never been in performing arts and all of a sudden to turn on a switch and be a personality that wasn't myself - that was kind of funny, kind of rude, annoyed by children - I thought it was one of the biggest rushes of my life."
Even though it was claimed that Wrinkles could be hired to frighten to life out of his customers' children, he actually condemned this 'disciplinary tactic'.
"I think it's more cruel and unusual than anything Wrinkles has ever done or has ever claimed to do," he said.
If you're interested in hiring Wrinkles, his phone number appears in the latest trailer for the film and it's still active. Not sure I'd dare call it, personally.
Wrinkles doesn't just get requests to scare children, though; he's inundated with calls from women and goths, he told NBC 2: "I've got women calling me all the time. Young ones, too, like weird goths with chains and stuff. I've had enough psycho women in my life already. That's why I'm divorced.
"I just want to have fun... Have a good time, make a little extra money on the side. Have a little fun before I die."
Wrinkles the Clown was released on 4 October 2019 in the US, with filmmaker Michael Beach Nichols insisting that the main character isn't a work of fiction.
Nicols said: "I think that a big part of the primal fear of clowns comes from their traditional access to our children. Here's a stranger, usually a man, wearing brightly coloured face paint to conceal his identity.
"We don't truly know who this person is or what his motivations are. In terms of Hollywood, I feel like there's something incredibly intriguing and rich about the light/dark duality that exists or that might exist in every clown."
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