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Girl Dresses Up As Boston Bombing Victim

by Mike Mathers

What is this world we are living in?  Halloween is meant to show off your personality and dress like your favorite:  Athlete, Movie Star etc......  It is not meant to depict one of the most disgusting acts of violence in Boston.  22 year old Alicia Lynch from Michigan, thought it was a good idea to have a little fun and make a simple joke.  Think of all the families that were effected by this tragedy.  I'm sure she didn't.  Well now she is fired from her job, her family is getting death threats.  This is a statement from Alica...

"It seems as though my outfit was too soon and, will always be that way, it was wrong of me and very distasteful.  My costume was not meant to disrepesct anyone, ever.  I am truly sorry to anyone that I have offended or hurt with this.  I know my apology doesn't ever fix anything that has been done, but at least know that I am being sincere.  I can't undo my actions or make up for them but my apology is a start.  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."  

How do you feel about this costume?