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Insulting Halloween sign

Regarding “A Scream come true” in Friday Extra: A local theme park billboard at the entrance of our city on I-275 welcomes visitors to Tampa, City of Champions, with a gruesome image of a man with “mental illness.” It’s a discredit to patients with legitimate mental disorders. In fact, there is “mental illness,” and there is evil — and they are not at all the same thing.

It drives me “nuts” to see immoral and unethical behavior labeled anything but evil.

I also received a mailer at my home from this same theme park with the image that is depicted in the billboard. It describes “a high-security asylum for the criminally insane has become a bloody playground for an escaped serial killer.” Each year, special Halloween programs get more and more tasteless.

Dale Kimball


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