I havta say, as a long term mental health service user, and previous in-patient, I am rather taken by this outfit..
I personally think it looks a bit more weddingy than Hallowe’eny though
Fubar – I think the problem arises from people suffering with mental health issues encountering enough stigma with myths which are all too often perpetuated in popular media, and now it would seem, supermarkets..
Stigma is the very last thing that a vulnerable, confused and often very afraid member of society needs..Posted 4 years agoMoseyMTBMember
Why is no one worried how vampires feel. Nobody ever thinks about their feelings.
It’s in bad taste but really, it’s a Halloween costume and films portray this all the time.
Also this was yesterday morning and Asda already removed it. You can however buy similar at my local fancy dress shop. Shoul I go in and tell them it’s not on?Posted 4 years ago
If something’s for Hallowe’en, surely it’s not for real life?
I would have thought that it was the one time of year left when bad taste was ok and funny. However, I can understand how mental health charities are seeing this as a reinforcement of a negative stereotype. And given what it’s being “called”, I’d probably not buy it. Perhaps they can tackle the Horror Film industry next. They have a lot of work to do.
Calling people who stand up for others “professionally offended” is just another lazy stereotype of course.Posted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
description is the issue really, struggles to GAS
Calling people who stand up for others “professionally offended” is just another lazy stereotype of course.
yep but we need a name for those who feel the need to write to their MP just in case nobody else was offended.Posted 4 years agoRo5eyMember
“That’s diabolical really, as mentioned, so many other descriptions could have been used.”
Diabolical ?? Really?
Just because Moreen in the online shopping dept was given a photo of the item and told to load it up onto web and she thought “What’s this?”…. “Oh I don’t know”…. “I’ve got 50 other thing to get loaded up before I my lunch break”…. “I’m looking forward to my jacket potato”….” “Looks like a nutter, Oh I can’t say that !! It’s not PC. Ok then mental patient”… “that’ll do”… “now where’s that wagon wheel, I’m Hank Marvin!!”
It’s a cock up…. they have said sorry , made a donation… would have been end of… apart from the fact all the do gooders are now drawing attention to it.Posted 4 years agoBoba FattMember
I’m more offended that people with mental health issues are being lumped in with meat cleaver weilding scary faced mental patients. I for one will be putting pressure on Asda to donate a large sum of money to the F. O. N. (friends of nutters) for the distress this may have caused.
Or, we could just get on with life and not get offended by every bloody thing we seePosted 4 years agounovoloMember
Don’t know what the fuss is about ,theres tons of films showing people in Strait jackets flipping out,Inbreds, deformed Rednecks & Hill billies and no ones shouting out to get these films banned and pulled from the shelves.
Whats to stop me from making my own homemade version of the outfit?
Would the do gooders start chasing after me then.
I think most people would understand its just pretend,personally I think it looks more like a sloppy butcher anyway.Posted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
someone best tell this lot before the dogooders get their teeth into them.Posted 4 years agopeterfileMember
This is an outrage.
I’m equally outraged by the number of hollywood films which use mental health patients to fuel their sinister/scary plots, which is presumably what this costume is in reference to (rather than actual real life mental health patients, who for the most part don’t look like zombies and cover themselves in blood).Posted 4 years agoHoratioHufnagelMember
I CAN see what the fuss is about. I’d imagine they bought a job lot of costumes from a supplier and forgot to check them. But still… simply labeling it “Mental Patient” and showing someone covered in blood and wielding a meat clever IS wrong.
Its not the costume, its the description.
If they’d have called it “Hollywood’s interpretation of what they think a Mental Patient is” then fine.Posted 4 years ago
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