Why are clowns so depressing?

Why are clowns so depressing? by RobertFrancis

As a child, I thought clowns were supposed to be funny and entertaining. This one reminds me of all the sadness that there is in the world, thinly veiled in face paint.

There can be sad clowns, happy clowns, entertaining clowns, depressing clowns, funny clowns, any kind of clown you can think of. Perhaps one should just paint their mood.