Alicia Ann Lynch, a 22-year-old Michigan woman who dressed up as a bloodied and bruised Boston Marathon victim for Halloween, apologized last week and asked that people stop sending her family death threats.
Tweeting from her now-deleted @SomeSkANKinMI Twitter account, Lynch claims she was fired from her job after her insensitive costume created a firestorm of controversy online.
"Plz stop with the death threats towards my parents. They did nothing wrong. I was the one in the wrong and I am paying for being insensitive," Lynch tweeted last week, according to TheBlaze.com.
"I have been fired from my job. I am paying for what I thought was a simple joke. I know it was wrong now. I wasn't thinking… I'm sorry."
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Three people died and more than 260 were injured at the Boston Marathon April 15 when suspects and brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev allegedly detonated a pair of pressure-cooker bombs that sent shrapnel, nails, and pieces of metal flying into the crowd of thousands.
Lynch's costume featured her in running gear with fake blood and bruises all over her arms, legs, and face.
Twitter users ripped her apart, tweeting nasty messages, digging up nude photos of her online, and even posting her home address and phone number so others could harass her.
Even an actual Boston Marathon survivor spoke out about Lynch's poor taste in costume.
Many people, though, defended Lynch and her costume.
"She said she was dressed as a Boston Marathon Survivor in honor of those that were there. Was it in poor taste? Yes. Did she lack common sense here? Absolutely," one Facebook user commented. "But if she had intended to make fun of the tragedy she could have done a number of things including dressing up as the Tsarnaevs or adding fake limb and bloody open wounds."
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