The Man Represents the problems in American society and our problems in general. The clown represents the American entertainment, and how whenever there are problems we try to avoid it with the entertainment industry.
The American Entertainment industry is meant to cover up our problems, and make us forget about it. But this leads to a society that activly tries to avoid their problems rather than confronting them. This is shown by people's protests to any form of politics or contraversial issues in entertainment such as the NFL anthem policy and movement against it.
This also leads to a society where people only notice certain problems and issues when it is out in the open and blatenly clear. This is seen as people only begin to notice gun violence in the country and only care about it when a mass shooting takes place, even though they only make up a small percentage of gun deaths.