Number of posts : 143 Age : 56 Location : Sacramento Registration date : 2007-07-23
Subject: Balloon ban wipes smile off clown's face Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:41 am
This just get weirder and weirder.
Balloon ban wipes smile off clown's face
A British clown has had the smile wiped off his face after being told he could not use balloons in his act because children might be allergic to latex.
Barney Baloney said he was told by bosses at a supermarket where he was booked to appear that he should leave his balloons at home because of the potential for allergic reactions.
The 47-year-old entertainer, also known as Tony Turner, has previously had to ditch his bubble-making machine because he could not get public liability insurance as companies assessed that youngsters might slip and hurt themselves.
He said he was also told by one venue he could not twist balloons into the shape of guns for fear of encouraging youngsters to commit violence, although swords were deemed acceptable.