Psycho Donuts is a business in Campbell, CA that says it is a “fun mental institution” and a “lighthearted insane asylum”; has a padded cell where customers can have their photos taken wearing a straightjacket; has doughnuts called “Massive Head Trauma”, “Feng Shui”, “Psycho Panda” & “Bipolar”; has “group therapy” table where people can sit and we like to pretend that there are “shock treatment” areas so it sounds like, ooooooo scaaaaary. Oh yeah, there’s a Bates Motel sign, and we really don’t like the films of Alfred Hitchcock.
Stereotypes are no joke! So we choose to act like them to show you how serious they truly are!
58,000 people are confined in mental institutions in the US and one of these days we might well join them! I mean really, we are willing to stomp on the freedoms of others, in order to fell better about ourselves. Doesn’t that say something to you?
Stereotypes CAUSE discrimination & stigma ruins lives – so please, please, please help us to spread stigma but inflicting it upon a small business serving the people of Campbell, Ca.
When did we decide it is OK to ridicule people who are different? Last Tuesday, just before we planned this event.
For over two months, many local disability organizations have tried, without success, to educate Psycho Donuts business owners and ask them to close their store, fire their employees and put on hairshirts and ashes. We’d like them to sow salt in the earth, so nothing will ever grow on the land again, but were flexible on that. Even STILL, they have refused, saying “Because donuts have no feelings, they won’t be upset that we’re making fun of them.”
This is shameful. Donuts have more feelings than many people. Science has proven this time and again.
In addition, the Campbell City Council, the Campbell Chamber of Commerce, the Santa Clara Mental Health Board and Campbell’s State Legislators have been approached by the same local disability organizations, asking them to broker a meeting with the business owners, but they have said there is nothing they can do. Something about a thing called “the first amendment” or “first commandment” or first something. We’re NOT SURE. It is DISCRIMINATORY to use clever words like that to confuse us.
Anyway – shame on the City of Campbell for allowing this to happen! Really! Even though we just indicated that there is nothing they CAN do! SHAME!!!!!
There IS something YOU can do – JOIN US on Sunday, August 2nd @ 12 noon sharp
We need large numbers in order order to send a LOUD and clear massage to the owners of Psycho Donuts and to the leadership of the City of Campbell that we have our FEELINGS HURT and think very poorly of the people of Campbell. We won’t stand for this kind of badness against people. We will actually kind of wander around shouting through bullhorns and such-like. We find that our legs cramp up a lot if we just stand.
Wear comfortable Tin Foil Hat and bring “drinkables”. T-shirts and signs will be provided; we don’t care what YOU want to say, we want you to say what WE WANT YOU TO SAY. You understand, we’re sure. If not, well…. it’s not important that you do. Just show up.
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