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‘Clown lives matter’ joke backfires for Ontario auto shop

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

[An auto shop in London, Ont., thought a parody of Black Lives Matter would be a lark. [TWITTER/@DaleatLFPress]

Several businesses and organizations in Ontario are in hot water after their attempts at being funny backfired on social media.

On Monday, Napa AutoPro on Wellington Road in London posted the phrase “Clown Lives Matter,” on its leaderboard outside.

The auto repair shop’s supervisor told the London Free Press it was meant to be a joke referencing the phenomenon of creepy clown sightings across North America, which struck the southwestern Ontario city on Oct. 6 in the form of an online threat.

But under fire on Twitter and Facebook, the company removed the unpopular message on Wednesday.

Click here to read the original story published for Yahoo Canada News.

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