Now that 22-year-old Alicia Ann Lynch, who hails from Michigan, has FINALLY made it acceptable for people to dress up as victims of the Boston bombing, does that mean that Dusty 9/11 Businessman is fair game, too? (Yes.) Or how about Mutated Hiroshima Victim? (Of course.) Don’t forget about Columbine Student! (Obviously.)
The possibilities for having terrible judgement are endless. BuzzFeed spoke to Lynch about her costume:
Despite the backlash, Lynch said she never second-guessed her Marathon costume and said multiple people she brought it up to found the idea funny. She claimed she had seen other people on Twitter dressed as Marathon victims, and blamed the uproar around her costume instead of others’ on the fact that she is a woman.
“Honestly, it’s the Day of the Dead,” she says. “I wasn’t a dead person, I wasn’t being disrespectful. I was a survivor of a marathon. And it’s not like I was walking around with a fake leg or my arm torn off or something like that.”
She added that although she lost her job — which she declined to describe — she sees it as a push to do something new, and isn’t concerned about future employers Googling her. Asked if she thinks she’ll be able to secure another job, she replied, “Yeah, I don’t think I’ll have an issue with that.” (Via)