Due to the latest wave of the creepy clown sightings around the USA, fast-food giant, McDonald’s has put its famous mascot Ronald McDonald in hiding.

“McDonald’s and franchisees in the local markets are mindful of the current climate around clown sightings in communities and as such are being thoughtful in respect to Ronald McDonald’s participation in community events for the time being,” said McDonald’s spokeswoman, Terri Hickey.

Recently, strange clown sightings have been seen around the USA some of which have turned violent, making the restaurant chain question the appropriateness at public events.