Alicia Ann Lynch apologizes for Boston Marathon bombing victim costume after receiving death threats
Alicia Ann Lynch, a 22-year-old from Michigan, has apologized for dressing as a victim of the Boston Marathon bombings for Halloween.
Lynch, who posted photos of her insensitive costume on Twitter, received backlash after her poor costume choice went viral. She has since received death threats to her home after a photo of her driver's license leaked.
As a result of her costume, she got fired from her job and has deleted all her social media accounts.
Sydney Corcoran, a victim of the Boston Marathon bombings who almost died, with her mother losing both her legs from the attack, tweeted to Lynch: "@SomeSKANKinMI You should be ashamed, my mother lost both her legs and I almost died in the marathon. You need a filter."
Lynch has since issued an apology in an email to Buzzfeed after the enormous backlash.
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 disrespect anyone, ever. I am truly sorry to anyone that I may 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'.