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Coulrophobia (from Greek word kōlobathristēs, meaning "stilt-walker") is the fear of clowns. This is one of the most common phobias in the world. This fear is often due to bad childhood experiences with clowns, or even gloomy history involving clowns. Sufferers would avoid going to circus, where clowns are often seen.

Famous people who suffered from coulrophobia are Sean Combs and Johnny Depp. JOHNNY DEPP HAS COULROPHOBIA!!! A particularly interesting case of a coulrophobic is Tim Curry, who played Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the 1990 miniseries (You read that right. The guy who played a demonic killer clown is afraid of clowns himself). Due to his phobia, Tim requested that there be no mirrors when they applied the clown makeup on him, so he wouldn't have to see himself in the makeup.

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