Target pulls clown costumes

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (KARE) – Halloween costume shoppers won’t be finding any “creepy clown” masks on Target store shelves or online.

The decision was made late last week to pull all clown masks from stores, out of sensitivity for the “creepy clown” scare that’s spreading across the nation.

Target spokesperson Joshua Thomas says there were only a few clown masks to choose from in stores. Those are no longer available for purchase.

“There was a much broader assortment available on and we pulled a good portion of those masks as well,” Thomas said.

As of Sunday evening, a few masks remained online. By Monday, all were pulled. Clown costumes are still available for purchase.

Many are reacting, both for and against, to Target’s position to pull the masks.