Yes, there is a Halloween costume which mocks eating disorders.
Yes, it is absolutely horrific… not in the traditional Halloween sense,
but in the “WHO WOULD EVEN THINK THAT IS A GOOD IDEA?!” sense.
There are crazy, psycho murderers.
There are mental patients who escaped from the nut house.
There are insane patients in strait-jackets.
ALL OF THOSE ARE HALLOWEEN COSTUME IDEAS.
NONE of the above are acceptable.
The one below is based on a REAL LIFE mental health hospital, which had closed only a few years before this costume was being made & sold. Good job, NC.
They mock mental illnesses and contribute to stigma. They add onto the idea of those with mental illnesses being violent, unstable, and terrifying.
They take serious, life-threatening conditions and turn them into jokes.
They turn real-life experiences (YES, PEOPLE STILL GET PUT IN STRAIT-JACKETS, EVEN TODAY) into a punchline.
People deserve better than that… it’s that simple.
Mental illness is not a Halloween costume.
Go be pretty much ANYTHING ELSE… like a mouse.
Created a new YouTube video today on the subject!
Check it out!