Parks close Halloween ride amid charges of stereotyping


spaminator
#1
Parks close Halloween ride amid charges of stereotyping
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016 09:28 AM EDT
BUENA PARK, Calif. — A Halloween attraction at two California amusement parks has been closed amid accusations that it was offensive to the mentally ill.
KABC-TV reports the virtual reality attraction at Knott’s Berry Farm and California Great America was originally called FearVR: 5150. The 5150 refers to California’s state code for an involuntary psychiatric hold. The story line of the attraction focused on a patient in a hospital.
Among those criticizing the ride was pastor Rick Warren, who said it “stereotyped & stigmatized” mental illness. KTVU-TV reports National Alliance on Mental Illness-San Francisco Executive Director Anne Fischer called the attraction “incredibly damaging” for reinforcing a stereotype.
Park owner Cedar Fair says the attraction wasn’t meant to offend and has been pulled from its California parks and one in Canada.
Parks close Halloween ride amid charges of stereotyping | World | News | Toronto
 
Tecumsehsbones
#2
We need a House of Horrors full of social justice activists. Step right up, folks! Be bored and annoyed by the Deadly Seriousness of the Deeply Concerned! We got feminists! We got Black Lives Matter! We got pipeline Wa-Na-Bes! Guaranteed 100% authentic and Concerned for Your Future!
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

We need a House of Horrors full of social justice activists. Step right up, folks! Be bored and annoyed by the Deadly Seriousness of the Deeply Concerned! We got feminists! We got Black Lives Matter! We got pipeline Wa-Na-Bes! Guaranteed 100% authentic and Concerned for Your Future!

That sounds real scary.
 
Jinentonix
#4
Uh oh, better ban Van Halen's 5150 album then.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

Uh oh, better ban Van Halen's 5150 album then.

Oh, come now! Don't be so petty in your thinking!

Ban EVERYTHING Van Halen ever did.
 
Johnnny
#6
I thought it would be something along the lines where they had Dracula dressed up as a gypsy asking for money instead of wanting to suck your blood...
 

Similar Threads

110
Expect to pay more to use national parks
by mentalfloss | Dec 31st, 2011
3
More Parks in BC
by dancing-loon | Apr 29th, 2008