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Psycho Doughnuts

Doughnut shop theme goes over like a lead you-know-what:

In the month since it opened, Campbell’s newest doughnut shop has caused quite a buzz in the community, although not everything is sweet.

The owners of Psycho Donuts intended for the shop to be a fun-filled, wacky place where kids and parents could enjoy unconventional doughnuts in an atmosphere unlike traditional corner doughnut shops.

But the “science experiment gone bad” theme is not resonating with everyone in the community, notably mental health advocates who find doughnuts dubbed “Bipolar” and “Massive Head Trauma” extremely offensive, as well as the straitjacket and padded cell where customers are invited to take pictures.

It’s not their intent to close the shop down, said John Mitchem, president of the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. But advocates want the owners of Psycho Donuts to understand that their business greatly impacts a minority of the community that has been stigmatized for decades, he said.

“People with a mental illness live on average about 25 years less than the rest of us, and to poke fun of people with serious mental illnesses seems to me not only unfortunate, but simply bad and immoral,” Mitchem said. “There’s nothing wrong with making money, but they shouldn’t make it on the backs of ill people.” NAMI and several other local organizations have brought their fight to Psycho Donuts owners Jordan Zweigoron and Kipp Berdiansky. They’ve demanded that the name of the shop, as well as its theme, be changed.

The intent wasn’t to poke fun.  It’s a shame that NAMI has misconstrued this.

Doughnuts is spelled with 'ugh,' but they're delicious.

5 comments to Psycho Doughnuts

  • Joshua

    “People with a mental illness live on average about 25 years less than the rest of us, and to poke fun of people with serious mental illnesses seems to me not only unfortunate, but simply bad and immoral.”

    So, if they’d live longer, we can have our Psycho Donuts? And why is it “unfortunate” to poke fun? What does the lack of fortune have to do with it? And who is lacking fortune here, to be called unfortunate?

    I would also like you to notice that most donut shops spell the word donut as “donut,” as opposed to the other spelling.

  • I would also like YOU to notice that just because most doughnut shops use the improper spelling, it doesn’t make it right.

    Galileo was forced under threat of torture to retract the heretical fact that the Earth revolves around the Sun, and not the other way around. Galileo was right, and everyone else was wrong.

    Clearly, you can see the connection.

  • Joshua

    I thought the Church used harsh interrogation techniques on Galileo that were not officially torture, but were effective in extracting good intelligence about the relationship between the sun and the Earth.

    And it is a known fact that Galileo spelt donuts correctly.

  • You win this battle.

    But not the war.

  • once again, it is high time for the owners to give a 2-word response – “F**K You” to these people.