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to be absolutely fucking livid at this Halloween costume from Asda?

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This apparently is what a "mental patient" looks like. The description is as follows:

Everyone will be running away from you in fear in this mental patient fancy dress costume. Comprising of a torn blood stained shirt, blood stained plastic meat cleaver and gory facemask it’s a terrifying Halloween option

hmm

What. The. Fuck. Mental health stigma is definitely alive and kicking at Asda, it seems!

AnyaKnowIt Wed 25-Sep-13 21:29:40

Fucking hell!

5madthings Wed 25-Sep-13 21:30:21

shock

Words fail me.

WetDog Wed 25-Sep-13 21:30:53

shock

Jellybeanz1 Wed 25-Sep-13 21:31:04

shock holey moley. Send the PC police round will they be on offer or withdrawn by tomorrow?

SuffolkNWhat Wed 25-Sep-13 21:31:15

WTAF?!

ohmeohmyforgotlogin Wed 25-Sep-13 21:31:32

Outrageous. Perhaps bring to the attention of MIND. Or have a massive go at them on facebook

healthyoption77 Wed 25-Sep-13 21:31:32

horrible sad

ohmeohmyforgotlogin Wed 25-Sep-13 21:31:40

Outrageous. Perhaps bring to the attention of MIND. Or have a massive go at them on facebook

blue2 Wed 25-Sep-13 21:31:47

That's appalling shock

Wishihadabs Wed 25-Sep-13 21:32:02

OMG .....think I am going to boycott ASDA forever. Unbelievable, supposing they used the words cancer patient, this is no more acceptable.

Molsby Wed 25-Sep-13 21:32:19

That's wrong shock

TapTapBangBang Wed 25-Sep-13 21:32:40

How bizarre?

Quangle Wed 25-Sep-13 21:32:51

oh my lord. The tab says "Zombie costume" - what on earth possessed them?

TotemPole Wed 25-Sep-13 21:33:03

It is shock

Someone has chosen the wrong title for the costume. It should be slasher or something of that ilk.

SuffolkNWhat Wed 25-Sep-13 21:33:10

Have tweeted it, hopefully will get picked up

DontmindifIdo Wed 25-Sep-13 21:33:36

that's horrible - surely they could have named that costume a Zombie patient - why call it a mental patient? Nasty - agree, try to bring it to MIND's attention.

MrsMongoose Wed 25-Sep-13 21:33:41

Yeah that awful. Petition to rename him Zombie Butcher Scientist?

There's a lot of anger about it on Twitter.

carolmillen Wed 25-Sep-13 21:34:18

Are you sure that's a genuine link as I can't find that on the Asda website?

Nettymania Wed 25-Sep-13 21:35:16

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TotemPole Wed 25-Sep-13 21:35:35

I think possibly an Asda employee or an employee of the web site company has messed up.

Could anyone in marketing/product design think that costume and description together was a good idea?

Silverlace Wed 25-Sep-13 21:36:20

Horrible. This is why I hate Halloween and refuse to "celebrate" it. Putting on a sheet to be a ghost is one thing but the costumes that are available now are just vile and that one is just awful.

What were they thinking? Can we muster the power of Mumsnet to get it removed from sale?

coppertop Wed 25-Sep-13 21:37:35

shock

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