British stores pull "psycho patient" Halloween costumes after 'uproar'

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    Yep, its insensitive to wear cartoonish Halloween get-ups because they "stigmatize" the mentally ill apparently.


    Full article here... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24278768

    [h=1]Asda and Tesco withdraw 'psycho' patient outfits[/h] [​IMG]




    Supermarket chains Tesco and Asda have withdrawn Halloween outfits featuring mental health issues from sale.
    Asda's "mental patient fancy dress costume" is no longer available, and Tesco followed suit by removing its "psycho ward" outfit.
    Following criticism, both stores apologised and agreed to make donations to the mental health charity, Mind.
    The charity, which complained that such costumes "fuel" stigma, will receive £25,000 from Asda.
    Tesco has not said how much it will donate.
    The £20 Asda outfit included ragged clothing, fake blood, a mask and a fake meat cleaver while Tesco's orange boiler suit came with a plastic jaw restraint and offered to "complete the look" with a machete.
    Online retailer Amazon had also advertised the "psycho ward" outfit, but later said the costume was "not available".
     
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    As a "crazy" person myself I find this whole outrage to be bullshit. Its obviously fucking cartoonish but the mental health "advocacy" groups saw a chance to increase their exposure for a moment so of course went for it and the money that exposure could bring.
     
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    I live in England and this country is a pile of shit now, u cannot mention anything to do with color, race or religion, we have the most CCTV cameras of any country in the world and everyday our rights are getting stripped away, the minorities are taken over and we do nothing about it!
     
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    no wonder my druid ghost costume caused such an uproar. oops. :facepalm:


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    2:35, y'all!!!
     
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    what is this "such costumes "fuel" stigma" bullshit? So a Jason, Mike Myers, or Freddie Kruger costume would be more appropriate? And donate to charity? Yeah, here's a nickel and go buy you a friend.
     
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    yup and the majority is letting it happen
     
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    GB strikes me as being only a decade or so ahead of the US down the path of rot. We're catching up fast.
     
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    who buys a costume anyway? if you're going to dress up at least put something together on your own.
     
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    mike myers is an escaped mental patient, so not him. young boys who drowned and kiddie diddlers who burned to death are ok, though.
     
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    as a fellow crazy person, i also say this is bullshit. especially since that's exactly what i look like when i sneak back into my basement window at 3AM.
     
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    Jason was retarded and deformed. He'll be the next no-no.

    The fact that he's murdered over a hundred people is fine though.
     
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    Its already almost as well rooted here...

    http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/walmart-yanks-scandalous-kids-costume-after-uproar-174050085.html
    Following accusations from parents that Walmart was sexualizing toddlers by offering a “Naughty Leopard” Halloween costume for little girls, the retail giant stopped selling the item, both in stores and online, on Thursday.

    More on Shine: 10 Weird Things Schools Have Banned

    “We apologize to customers who may have been offended by the name of the costume and we are pulling the costume from our shelves,” a Walmart spokesperson confirmed for Yahoo Shine.

    The costume, which consisted of a black tutu with purple trim and a headband with matching ears, was neither sexy nor zoologically accurate. But it didn’t stop people from freaking out after the Consumerist first reported on its existence, based on an angry reader’s tip.