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i would have told them to STFU if i was Asdas
you'd have to call them out whether you were "offended" or not.
I'm not especially "offended" as such but I'd still like to think I'd say "no Asda this is wrong".
I can find something "offensive" actually feeling any particular emotional reaction.
Why is everyone so quick to play the cynical tough guy these days?
it's just comments liek this that rile me up the wrong way really-
'Dear @asda, how on earth did you come to the conclusion that this is an appropriate fancy dress costume? Disgraceful'
it's patently obvious that ASDA are just riffing on a pretty well ingrained horror troupe, it might not be in the best possible taste, but it's not a subject that's particularly unusual, shocking or surprising is it? it's very very easy to see why they would do it as it's a pretty common staple of the horror genre.
You only have yourself to blame.
which i think might have kicked off the kerfuffle.
Ooh get me! I'm clarkson!
Saw Stan Collymore having a cry about it on Twitter last night
imagine caring about stuff that much!
To be bleating on about shit like that
like it was a subtle, slightly obscure thing to notice. Clearly it was purchased by some dickhead who unironically uses the word 'bants' all the livelong day
how the fuck does this get so far along the decision making chain without someone going, erm, lads ... not a great idea this ... ?
it looks like a serial killer
Pretty sure some mental people have gone for a little murder a few times in history.
and it looked like you'd been painting in it. Lame 'spatters'.
for shame, asda, for shame
his Jimmy Savile shell suit
...re-badged stuff from their Walmart parent co. As such, blame the yanks for this one.
Slightly different name
Very poor choice of words
there's nothing wrong with the costume what so ever it's horror movie standard and has no baring on what mentaly ill people look like.
It's the term mental patient that makes it a touch dubious.
Look at all the reviewers jumping on the bandwagon. Suspiciously the reviews have only appeared SINCE YESTERDAY.
Fucking hell. Apologies chris_budget you were right. Fuck the lot of them
to express OUTRAGE.
New Golden Rule : Amazon reviews now count as "comments"
Put aside anyone else's reaction.
Consider the thing. Consider the context. Now tell me...
Who here actually thinks that "mental patient fancy dress costume" is an appropriate description for that item, sold in that shop?
Arise, pricks, and identify yourself...
should've been 'Cognitively Challenged hospital visitor fancy dress costume'
Nah, crap costume, crap name, crap asda
Witches and people with bolts through their neck will be complaining next.
that aim for every terrible racist stereotype going?
20% off if you come in full nazi regalia
Less so in a supermarket
Yes: the 'psycho killer' is a horror film staple and there is nothing particularly wrong having a Halloween costume based on that character
No: it isn't very sound to advertise/name it in the way that it has been
Yes: really poor judgement by Asda, Tesco etc to let it get onto the shelves.
What's interesting to me is that the 'storm' it has created (not really a storm is it?) has given more of an opportunity to people who suffer with mental health issues to attack some of the myths and prejudices about their conditions than they would otherwise have had.
So some good may come of it.
Well done Asda & Tesco!
who wear blood stained aprons and carry large knives around