News Mental Health Advocates Express ‘Outrage’ Over New Knott’s Berry Farm Attraction

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    More overly-sensitive delicate snowflakes had to complain yet again about something upsetting them in the real world. Boo-Fuckin' Hoo!

    From Los Angeles Times:
    In anticipation of Halloween, the folks who run Knott’s Berry Farm did a lousy thing, and mental health advocates were outraged.

    Then on Tuesday afternoon, park managers reversed course and shut down an attraction. But did they do so for the right reasons?

    Here’s the story; you be the judge.

    Ron Thomas went to Knott’s last week to check out FearVR, a controversial attraction at the theme park’s Scary Farm.

    You remember Ron Thomas. He’s the guy who lost his son, Kelly, a little more than five years ago. The beating of the long-suffering 37-year-old by Fullerton police officers was sad testament to the critical shortage of services for those with debilitating mental illness, the lack of police training to deal with them, and the stigma around the disease.

    Thomas still speaks up for his son and those like him, and against those who perpetrate stereotypes. He is an advocate, and he is still Kelly’s father, and in both capacities he went to see what FearVR was all about, knowing it had originally been called FearVR: 5150, a reference to the code for a psychiatric commitment.

    "Contrary to some traditional and social media accounts, the attraction's story and presentation were never intended to portray mental illness." — Knott's Berry Farm public relations email
     
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    Yeah, anyone who uses " 5150 " in a glib fashion is a jizz-drenched cunt
     
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    Can you imagine the awful vanilla world we would have to live in if all these butt-hurt pussies got their way.
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    The most horrifying thing about that article is that he considers himself a professional journalist. That was some really atrocious writing.
     
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    Fuck, I love "Knott's Scary Farm." These fuckers are going to ruin everything.
     
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    Was that really in the LA Times ???

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    he's the scary-attraction entertainment biz, also
     
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