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    BBC News - Asda 'mental patient' costume withdrawn from sale online



    Lots of upset about Asda selling Mental Patient costume. PC or justified? Any comment from our resident loonies? (those that aren't banned.)

    Call it "axe murderer" costume and its sorted.
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    It's better than the small plastic wheelchair, fake drool and gammy fake hand Sainsburys had been marketing under the Joey brand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
    It's better than the small plastic wheelchair, fake drool and gammy fake hand Sainsburys had been marketing under the Joey brand.
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    I don't see a problem with it myself, people are too sensitive sometimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSauce View Post
    I don't see a problem with it myself, people are too sensitive sometimes

    Are you wearing one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by minestrone View Post
    Are you wearing one?
    I would wear one if I had a Halloween party to go to

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudskipper View Post

    Call it "axe murderer" costume and its sorted.
    indeed

    I All-Lie Campbell trying for a comebacK then, he is all over the press/tv?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudskipper View Post
    Call it "axe murderer" costume and its sorted.
    Exactly. The issue isn't about the costume, it's about portraying people who have suffered from mental health issues (which 1 in 4 people will do in their lifetime) in this way. It's already stigmatised enough, without having stupidity like this (and the Amazon and Tesco ones in the same vein which haven't had the outrage yet).
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    indeed

    I All-Lie Campbell trying for a comebacK then, he is all over the press/tv?
    Alistair Campbell has always been very outspoken on mental health issues, so it's nothing new to see him discussing the issue at the moment. He's always been upfront about the issues that he has faced in his life, which in a high profile political figure is rare.
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    Tesco remove costume labelled "psycho ward" from sale, following Asda doing similar over a costume labelled "mental patient"


    On beeb breaking news just now.

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