Psycho Donuts Protest
Do you suffer from mental illness? Have you experienced a head injury? Do donuts with goofy names offend you? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you should be happy to know that a protest went on today at Psycho Donuts in Campbell, California.
In March, a new donut shop opened in Campbell, California, called Psycho Donuts. The store capitalizes on the theme of a “fun mental institution,” a “lighthearted insane asylum” complete with a padded cell where kids can take photos while wearing a straitjacket, a “group therapy” area, employees dressed in medical garb, and donuts named after psychiatric disabilities, such as Massive Brain Trauma and Bipolar. Psycho Donuts’ website states that it “has taken the neighborhood donut and put it on medication, and given it shock treatment.”
Please help us DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Send a loud and clear message to the owners of Psycho Donuts and to the leadership of the City of Campbell that the nationwide disability community WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS.
1. The owners of Psycho Donuts immediately change the name and theme of the store and remove all references to institutions and people with mental and psychiatric disabilities in their store, including, but not limited to:
a. The name “Psycho Donuts”
b. Donuts named after any type of disability
c. The padded cell
e. Employees dressed as doctors or nurses
f. “Group therapy” area
g. All references to shock therapy
h. The “Bates Motel” display.
2. The store owners and city staff responsible for approving this business issue a public, written apology to all people with psychiatric disabilities and to the Disability community.
3. The owners, managers and employees of the shop, and city staff responsible for approving this business, participate in a series of ongoing disability awareness trainings within a specified time frame provided by the Pacific ADA Center.
If you are offended with what this company promotes, come and show your support!!
Ok, so what do you think? Yeah, maybe a little insensitive but c’mon, it’s a business model. Although I’m not shocked at all that there are groups out there protesting. Can’t we just judge the place based on their food? A food spots theme is sometimes crucial to getting people in the door and talking. By protesting, I think you just draw more attention to the place and you’ll have more people, who aren’t as sensitive, checking out the grub. Do obese people protest Fatburger?
Photos via Psycho Donuts