When it comes to choosing your Halloween costume, a little bit of thought needs to be put into it, and most people certainly aren't looking to offend anyone else. Well, a Michigan woman seemed to not put any thought into her costume and she certainly did offend a lot of people after dressing as a Boston Marathon bombing victim according to The Political Freak Show on Nov. 2, 2013.
22-year-old Alicia Ann Lynch dressed in a running outfit complete with a paper number on her shirt. She then put some fake blood and wounds on her head, arms, and legs to complete the Boston Marathon bombing victim look.
When she arrived at work, she had a pic taken of her costume and put it up on Twitter. Needless to say, but she was blasted by thousands of users as the pic went viral.
Twitter users did some digging and learned that Lynch had posted her driver's license photo on the social media site before, and they used it to torment her even more.
Word is that Lynch received personal phone calls as did her family so that anger could be thrown their way. Nude pictures and videos that Lynch had on Tumblr started circulating and this caused Lynch to shut down all of her social media accounts.
She later reopened her Twitter to post an apology and hope the anger would stop:
"Plz stop with the death threats toward my parents. They did nothing wrong. I was the one in the wrong and I am paying for being insensitive.
"Please stop spreading around my parents number, and my home address. THEY DID NOTHING WRONG."
One Boston Marathon victim by the name of Sydney Corcoran was severely injured in the bombings as was her mother. She responded to Lynch on Twitter.
"You should be ashamed, my mother lost both her legs and I almost died in the marathon. You need a filter."
Lynch later posted on Twitter that she had been fired from her job and knows that she was in the wrong for what she considered to be a "simple joke."