Charity hopes outcry will lead others to withdraw outfit

Mental health charity Time to Change said Asda's fancy dress costume "reinforces the myth that those with mental illness are all violent" and they hoped the outcry would lead to other retailers withdrawing the outfit.

Their official Twitter account wrote:


Asda's mental health patient costume reinforces the myth that those with mental illness are all violent. Our response


Our director on @bbc5live talking about Asda's mental health patient costume: 'hopefully the outcry will urge other retailers to withdraw'

Read: Asda 'deeply sorry' for selling 'mental patient' fancy dress costume


Retailers remove 'psycho' outfits

Supermarket giants Asda and Tesco have been forced to apologise for selling fancy dress outfits called 'mental patient' and 'psycho ward'. Both retailers have removed the items.