ATLANTA -- Evil clowns are hurting business for good clowns.

A metro Atlanta clown, Twinklz the clown has been “clowning for 14 years. And she’s seen a 30 percent decline in business over the last few years. A typical October is fully booked with up to six parties a weekend, but this year she has two full weekends open.

Twinklz says movies like IT and the random scary clown sightings seen nationwide have changed people’s views on clowns.

Hear what she had to say in the video above.

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