To see where America is heading, one only has to look at where Britain is today. A Russian circus clown has been informed that he can no longer wear his big, red shoes while performing.
When he returned to the circus he was told by management he could no longer wear the size-18 shoes because they compromised his health and safety.
Mr Kashkin features in the circus’ reworking of the Rasputin tale, The Monk’s Dream.
His routine includes dressing himself whilst walking on a wire, dress himself within a hoop of fire, and playing a drum-kit, trumpet and double-bass all at the same time.
But he is now worried performing in his regular sized footwear will lose impact on the audience.
Mr Kashkin, 40, from Temruk, Russia, said: “The shoes are an important part of my costume, and I was disappointed to be told I couldn’t do this part of my act.
On a somewhat brighter note – for Britain – this, of course means that Harry Reid will not be welcome there!