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Metropolitan Police ‘still discriminating against clowns’

nothing to do with them 'looking a bit different'A large-scale enquiry has revealed that years after promises were made to tackle widespread discrimination against clowns in the Metropolitan police, the old clownist attitudes remain ingrained among the force.

Figures recently revealed show that members of London’s clown population are twice as likely as non-clowns to be stopped and searched, arrested, or have a custard pie flung into their faces.

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Posted: Jul 21st, 2010
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‘BBC excluding us from top broadcasting jobs’ claim Clowns

A spokesman for the UK Clown Council has made a blistering attack on the British Broadcasting Corporation for what he claims is a deliberate policy of systematic exclusion from the major news and current affairs presenting jobs.

Speaking at the annual clowns’ convention, Beppo Pagliacci, head of the UK Clowns Council, slammed the BBC for persistent failures to offer career advancement opportunities to members of the clown community. ‘Clowns have been pigeonholed as slapstick circus performers…’ he claimed in an emotional address to members, in which he appeared to both cry and then laugh unconvincingly. ‘If you very long shoes, or a hair that lifts up when you laugh, somehow that makes you unsuitable to present Newsnight’ he claimed.

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Posted: Feb 18th, 2008
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