Asda in apology for "mental patient" outfit
Asda has issued an apology after a fancy dress costume labelled “mental patient” caused offence among customers.
The costume, which includes a blood-splattered straitjacket and a hatchet, came in for a barrage of criticism for stigmatising mental health patients.
It was on sale for £20 through the supermarket's clothing arm George - founded by George Davies who lives in Moreton-in-Marsh.
Lots of people expressed disgust at the description of the outfit, including former footballer Stan Collymore who has suffered his own problems with depression.
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The chain posted on its own Twitter account: "We're deeply sorry one of our fancy dress costumes has upset people. This was an unacceptable error - the product was withdrawn immediately.
"We'd like to offer our sincere apologies for the offence it's caused and will be making a sizeable donation to @MindCharity."