Latin American Clowns Dissociate Themselves From Drug Lord Slaying
Posted on Oct 24, 2013
After a member of a drug cartel was shot by a gunman disguised in a colorful wig and rubber nose, professionals attending a clown convention in Mexico City are exclaiming that no one in their line of work would have committed the crime.
Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix, the eldest brother of the Arellano Felix cartel, was killed by the costumed hitman Friday at a beach resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. But according to jesters who depend on their colorful clothes for a living, shooting someone is simply not in the nature of the business since professional clowns are “nonviolent.”
And although the usurpation and slaying are no laughing matters (the infamous drug lord was part of a clan responsible for killing and torturing thousands of people) the Latin American clown community is dealing with the tragedy the way it knows best—by chuckling away the pain. The Guardian reports:
—Posted by Natasha Hakimi
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