Clowns have become more hated due to the numerous clown attacks across the nation. Professional clowns have grown tired of the growing stigma against their job so they decided to throw a rally to show clowns are normal:

The station reported that attendees are invited to participate in full clown makeup or masks.

“This is a peaceful way to show clowns are not psycho killers,” a flyer seen in Tucson read. “We want the public to feel safe, and not be afraid. So come out, bring the family, meet a clown and get a hug!”

More than 100 clowns are expected to show up in the so-called first ever “Clown Lives Matter” protest.

Sightings of psycho clowns in central Pennsylvania forced one professional clown to start Clown Lives Matters on Facebook. Jordan Jones, known as Snuggles the Clown, says the sightings have damaged his job:

“They go outside like myself the other day I went outside for a photo shoot and people were driving by taking pictures saying they are going to call the cops because they profiled me as one of the clowns in the woods,” he said.