EDIT - comments turned off because I cannot deal with random people insulting me. Right I didn't wanna make a post about this but here u go. So if you've been following my story you'll already know what this is about. But for anyone else - here's the drama that's been kicking off!
Lime Crime named one of their new lipstick shades "psycho". If you already aren't annoyed by that, here's why you should be! This word has been used to degrade mentally ill people for years. It's a slur. It's also more specifically short for "psychotic". As I've said in my story, why would you name a lipstick after a debilitating illness? Would you want to buy a lipstick called "Multiple Sclerosis" or "Lung Cancer"? No? Because those things aren't seen as cute by anyone. So why do we see serious mental health conditions as cute and desirable? It makes absolutely no sense at all. Psychosis (or other severe mental illness) is not cute, nor is it desirable or quirky or just a personality trait people use to be "different". That's why a lot of people are upset about this. If you swipe you can see me and many others trying to get Lime Crime to actually respond to us and address the complaints, but (swipe) they turned the comments off and blocked me. They also changed the caption, it DID say "it's okay to be psychological sometimes!" (Check the last pic - it's not been edited on FB) (Hence my first comment in the screenshot) which makes zero sense and also deliberately ignores the fact that psycho is a slur, not short for psychological. They are brushing this under the carpet and silencing (and blocking) anyone who complains about it. I have always ignored people saying the company is shady just because I love their products, which was a mistake it seems. They have behaved in a very shady, unprofessional manner about this. All they needed to do was simply address one of us in the comments and either explain why this was used or just apologise and change the name. It's Mental Health Awareness month in May, and apparently bringing out an "awareness" product or making a post about awareness is apparently too hard for them, so they call a new lipstick shade a slur against the mentally ill.