Supermarket giants Asda and Tesco have come under fire for selling Halloween outfits called “mental patient fancy dress costume” and “psycho ward”.
Both supermarkets have apologised and withdrawn the costumes after criticism from mental health charities which were left “stunned” by the offerings.
Asda’s £20 “mental patient fancy dress costume” came with fake blood, a mask, a fake meat cleaver and Tesco’s “psycho ward” outfit came with a machete.
A Tesco spokesperson said: “We’re really sorry for any offence this has caused and we are removing this product from sale.”
In a statement, Asda said: “[The costume] should never have been sold and it was withdrawn as soon as it was brought to our attention.”
“We’re deeply sorry one of our fancy dress costumes has upset people.”