Maybe it's a bit of a stretch, but this cartoonish character looks clownish to me...
And furthermore, the girl in the photo doesn't look very happy to be there with it:
As if it's not bad enough they make her wear a sweater with the clown-troll character, she's also forced to hold a doll of the clown-troll character. (The loopy red yarn hair! The hideous poof-nose! The buck teeth!)
...You poor little thing. Come with us. We'll take you away from this place, somewhere where you'll never, ever have to pretend to like clown-troll cartoon characters-- ever again!