A video of a man wearing a mask with his face painted to look like the head of a clown was shared widely on social media after it was posted to Instagram.
The video, titled “This is what a clown looks like,” has been viewed more than 8.6 million times.
It was uploaded by the account @lazydog12, who is a fan of the show “Grimm” and said he wanted to “make a video for people to enjoy.”
A short clip from the video shows the masked man being held up against a wall, while a voice over tells the audience that the clown is a clown.
A caption on the video reads, “Lazydogs face can be painted to resemble the clown’s head to make it look like a normal person.”
The video is a reference to the famous cartoon series “Gemini,” which features a group of cartoon characters who wear masks and dress up as clowns in order to scare children.
The clip was shared by @lucasbastion, who also said he was inspired to create the video after seeing a clown in a video of the Los Angeles Lakers game.
The Los Angeles Times said it shared the video to raise awareness about the dangers of clowns.