The group have yet to respond to criticism over the clip for ‘You’re In Love With A Psycho’.
Kasabian have been attacked by mental health charity Time To Change over their “unhelpful, damaging and disappointing” video for their new single ‘You’re In Love With A Psycho’.
The video features the band and Mighty Boosh actor Noel Fielding in a psychiatric ward, and has been accused of “turning back the tide of progress on public attitudes that are more respectful and less judgemental of people living with mental health problems” in a statement by Time To Change.
“As so many musicians have recently talked openly about their experiences of mental health problems it is disappointing to see this video,” writes the organisation’s Sue Baker. “The use of the word ‘Psycho’ in a song and accompanying music video featuring people pretending to be psychiatric inpatients is unhelpful, damaging and disappointing when society is moving on from this sad and tired stereotype.”
The statement continues: “We are sure the insult and harm was unintentional, or misjudged irony, but we are raising it as we know it will only serve to fuel stigma… We are keen to work with the band and the music industry to help shift outdated stereotypes and stigma.” See the video below.
FACT has reached out to Kasabian for comment.