However, my general ~vibe~ was pretty much ruined by contestant Jay's entrance. Jay is a fitness director from Florida who is a "perfect combination of sweet and tough."
Why? Because Jay walked out wearing a LITERAL STRAITJACKET:
Which he clearly thought was a good idea:
He then kept it on for the whole episode:
And wore it in the official picture:
And it's safe to say that many people were not fans:
In case you didn't know, using language like "crazy" is an incredibly stigmatizing way to talk about mental health. Its negative connotations suggest that having a mental illness is an othering experience — when, in fact, it's incredibly common.
Besides, straitjackets are almost never used in psychiatric hospitals nowadays. They're a relic of harmful media portrayals of mental illness and are considered pretty outdated.
Welp, fingers crossed the rest of the season is a little less...problematic.
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