“Anna Rexia” & Other Truly Horrific Costumes

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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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Mean Girls. If you don’t recognize this, what are you doing with your life?

 

 

 

Created a new YouTube video today on the subject!

Check it out!

 

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