Straitjacket dance criticized

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    Robert Morris team's performance called insensitive

    A Chicago dance team that performed in straitjackets last month has drawn criticism from a mental health advocate who said the outfits displayed insensitivity toward people with mental disorders.

    The Robert Morris University competitive dance team wore the costumes, which included wild, frizzy hair and dark eye makeup, at a national contest in Minnesota. Chrisa Hickey, a Barrington mother whose 16-year-old son has schizoaffective disorder, complained to the school after she saw an online photo of the dancers last week.

    "It's accepted as entertainment," she said. "But if you've seen your kid restrained and medicated because he's having a complete psychotic break, it wouldn't be entertaining."

    Straitjacket dance criticized: Robert Morris dancers' straitjacket performance called insensitive - chicagotribune.com
     
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    Lisa O'Callahan, a mother of a 14 year old with frizzy hair, complained as well.

    "This performance demeans individuals with frizzy hair. My daughter was offended by the performance. We plan to file a lawsuit for pain and suffering."
     
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    This guy ain't happy about it either:

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    Your sig line needs a straightjacket.:razz:
     
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    Don't make fun of doily-wearing creepy Dutchboys!
     
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    Zombies have enough problems without being mocked by dancing coeds in straight jackets!
     

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