So apparently the ABC-TV show “Modern Family” is planning to re-air last year’s Halloween episode that depicted a haunted house situation where the house was an asylum.
This doesn’t really seem like much, especially considering “American Horror Story” made an entire season out of being in an asylum. But anyway, the National Alliance for Mental Illness and the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (both organizations I am a dues paying member of) are hitting up ABC-TV hard and trying to get the episode pulled. They are claiming that it depicts mentally ill people in a way that would further stereotypes and stigma (none of that is a quote, but it sounds good right? Maybe it should be).
There are a few things I need to say about this situation.