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    Woman's Boston Marathon Bombing Costume: What It Says About Everyone

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    It was the Halloween costume seen ‘round the world: A Michigan woman named Alicia Ann Lynch dressed as a victim of April's Boston Marathon bombing, sporting runner’s clothing and fake splattered blood. And as a result, she ignited the rage of the Internet.
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    Lynch isn't the only one who's ever opted for a questionable Halloween costume. Actress Julianne Hough showed up at a costume party in blackface the weekend before Halloween, when she dressed as "Orange Is the New Black" character Crazy Eyes. After evoking the public’s ire, she tweeted an apology. "It certainly was never my intention to be disrespectful or demeaning to anyone in any way. I realize my costume hurt and offended people and I truly apologize," she wrote. Meanwhile, a pair of men from Florida dressed as murder victim Trayvon Martin (complete with blackface and a bloody sweatshirt) and George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of his murder. And who can forget Prince Harry's Nazi Halloween costume in 2005 — a soldier's uniform with a black-and-red swastika armband. "I am very sorry if I caused any offense or embarrassment to anyone. It was a poor choice of costume and I apologize," Prince Harry said in response to the public's outrage.
    I'm sure some here will should about "political correctness" but I'm pretty happy this lady got fired. Freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from consequences. You're allowed to say and express yourself as you feel is necessary. Doesn't mean your employers can't fire you for it.
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    Re: Woman's Boston Marathon Bombing Costume: What It Says About Everyone

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    I'm sure some here will should about "political correctness" but I'm pretty happy this lady got fired. Freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from consequences. You're allowed to say and express yourself as you feel is necessary. Doesn't mean your employers can't fire you for it.
    I am sorry, but I am going to have to disagree with you on that one. She was allowed her freedom of speech, she was allowed to look like a pillock/idiot/fool/nitwit/brain dead moron who showed very poor judgement in her chosen outfit, but that does not justify people stealing her photo's and placing them online, etc. etc. etc.

    She might have chosen her costume in poor taste but the reaction of the internet posters shows that many people have anger issues, are total morons, are idiots with way too much free time and some should have their internet connections removed for life.

    People have contacted her parents and family, people have harassed her employer and all kinds of idiotic things. People did things that should land them in jail to this girl.

    Idiots who leave voice mails threatening to slit her throat, hang her and tear her face off need to have a visit by the police and should be referred to a shrink (at least) or locked up for death threats. The person who told her best friend they are going to blow up her house and kill her and her kid need to be found and jailed for 10 years for being raving idiots.

    Good morals seem to have gone out the window when people misuse the internet for terror campaigns like the one that is being waged on this girl. Sometimes people make me sick.
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    Re: Woman's Boston Marathon Bombing Costume: What It Says About Everyone

    I mean while her employer had a right to fire her, the threats against her are completely uncalled for.
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    Re: Woman's Boston Marathon Bombing Costume: What It Says About Everyone

    Imagine a world without Social Media. I for one could survive quite happily without any of it.

    This girl would still be stupid, we just wouldn't have to hear about it. Same as we wouldn't have to worry about those idiots making threats to her friends and family.

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    Re: Woman's Boston Marathon Bombing Costume: What It Says About Everyone

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    Imagine a world without Social Media. I for one could survive quite happily without any of it.
    That's because most of it isn't useful. I'm suspecting eventually it will subside, but everyone is conscious of social media and using it to ensure a completely unnecessary form of control. A good clue for its lack of relevance will be when the media stops giving a dang about it and who is giving their opinion about whatever subject.
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    Re: Woman's Boston Marathon Bombing Costume: What It Says About Everyone

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    Imagine a world without Social Media. I for one could survive quite happily without any of it.
    Ditto that.

    In the world before social media, the people around her IRL would just gawk at her poor taste, conclude she is some kind of idiot, and move on with their lives. Now? The whole nation has to hear about it and weigh in with their millions of trivial opinions.

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    "Everybody needs somebody, who they can look down on,
    Who they can feel better than, at anytime they please.
    Someone doing something dirty, decent folks can frown on
    If you can't find nobody else then help yourself to me"

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    Re: Woman's Boston Marathon Bombing Costume: What It Says About Everyone

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    ...but that does not justify people stealing her photo's and placing them online, etc. etc. etc.
    To be fair, nobody stole any photos as best I can tell. She published them herself to open-access websites.

    Incidentally, I wouldn't be surprised if a factor in it costing her the job is that the picture was apparently taken there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    She might have chosen her costume in poor taste but the reaction of the internet posters shows that many people have anger issues, are total morons, are idiots with way too much free time and some should have their internet connections removed for life.

    People have contacted her parents and family, people have harassed her employer and all kinds of idiotic things. People did things that should land them in jail to this girl.
    I agree with that completely. The least of the responses were a gross over-reaction to her "crime" while the worst are indeed outright criminal worthy or major police investigation. I think it's a pity the article chose to focus on the soft story of other "controversial" costumes rather than this more significant aspect.

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