If they had named it 'crazy looking dude' it wouldn't have caused the same stir. The marketing person who came up this, needs carpeting. It is has POL says in very bad taste.
There is alot of average thinking people out their that don't get mental health issues so I can understand the rumpus. I personally don't like it and think it's in bad taste. I am glad they have taken it off the shelves as I don't think it does removing stigma much good.
Unfortunately there are people out there that would think someone with mental health issues was just like that, which is the where problem with this is.
You would be surprised JF. There are people who would and probably do even without this.
I knew a couple some years a go who was really disparaging of people with mental health problems and thought they should be all locked up. This was a couple with their own business so they weren't a stereo type.
It came back to bite them hard when both there sons turned to drugs and ended up in the local psych ward.
No they weren't friends. Happened to know them from a local club
Working with people with mental health issues on a daily basis I did find this stupidly ignorant and disparaging. The common, layman's idea is that anyone with a psychosis is a danger to society. Mostly a danger to themselves and in incredible distress.