Michigan Woman Fired, Gets Death Threats for ‘Boston Marathon Victim’ Costume
Alicia Ann Lynch’s Halloween costume was insensitive, tasteless, and offensive. The Bay City, Michigan woman who tweeted and Instagrammed a photo of herself dressed as a Boston Marathon bombing victim sparked a tremendous amount of internet rage over the weekend, and has gotten the 22-year old fired. She says there have been threats of violence and death toward her and her family.
Lynch, who posts as SomeSKANKinMI, deleted all of her social media accounts, and reopened her Twitter account to apologize.
Lynch contacted the Internet website Buzzfeed via email, and said she was truly sorry for offending others.
“I myself have been through tragic events, I just handle mine differently because that is how I was taught to. I realize I was in the wrong with this and again, I am truly sorry.
I wore a costume to work, with people that know me, and wouldn’t get offended by it. I had even ran the idea by a friend whom had his father in the marathon and he didn’t have an issue with it.
What I did may have been wrong, but is it truly right to wish harm upon someone and say that you’re doing it for the victims? As being a part of a tragic event I never would ever wish what had happened to me upon someone else, as I can say most people wouldn’t wish death upon someone to ‘make it right.’”
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