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Woman's Boston Marathon bombing victim 'costume' fuels online rage
TORONTO SUN ^ | NOVEMBER 03, 2013 | QMI AGENCY

Posted on 11/03/2013 9:57:12 AM PST by rickmichaels

If you were offended by the two Florida men who celebrated Halloween by dressing up as George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, complete with blackface and blood-stained hoodie, you haven't met Alicia Ann Lynch.

The 22-year-old Michigan native thought it would be a good idea to "go" as a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing so she tweeted and Instagrammed a photograph of herself dressed as runner sporting fake scars and blood. And a big smile.

If one could hear the rage that Lynch's actions generated from the online world, it would best be described as deafening.

Lynch, who has since deactivated her social media accounts, received venomous abuse and had her life threatened.

On buzzfeed.com, the site that reported the story, one person wrote: "People at the Boston Marathon died in terror and agony... and you looked at the images and thought 'lol funny costume idea'?"

Things got uglier after some users discovered that Lynch had once posted a photo of her driver's licence.

Some contacted her family and some circulated nude photos and videos of her they found of her on tumblr.

Lynch reopened her Twitter account briefly to apologize and tweeted: "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."

Lynch's Twitter handle?

SomeSKANKinMI



TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: costume

1 posted on 11/03/2013 9:57:12 AM PST by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

Crude, but what difference does it make?


2 posted on 11/03/2013 9:59:23 AM PST by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: rickmichaels
Some people have very questionable judgement.

She posted a pic of her drivers license??

Some contacted her family and some circulated nude photos and videos of her they found of her on tumblr.

Yes, she has had judgement and discernment problems for a long time I guess.

3 posted on 11/03/2013 9:59:53 AM PST by GeronL
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To: rickmichaels

Oooh. She got her period during the race!


4 posted on 11/03/2013 10:00:06 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: rickmichaels
SomeSKANKinMI

Yep... again bad judgement.

5 posted on 11/03/2013 10:00:27 AM PST by GeronL
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To: rickmichaels

She’s obviously made a lot of stupid choices and collected a lot of stupid prizes.

At least she’s admitted to her stupidity. Maybe there’s hope for her.


6 posted on 11/03/2013 10:03:47 AM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: rickmichaels
I was going to say (incredulously) - she did this at her place of employment? - then read the article and saw this ...There is a God.
8 posted on 11/03/2013 10:05:18 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: rickmichaels

I thought this society stopped drawing lines a while ago. It’s amazing to me how much time and effort people hundreds or thousands of miles away from this young woman will spend to hurt her because they took offense to something they didn’t even witness.

Technology has made communication too easy to hurt people. We should have a five day waiting period before exercising your first amendment rights to speech - a cooling off period, if you will.


9 posted on 11/03/2013 10:07:41 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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10 posted on 11/03/2013 10:09:38 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: rickmichaels
...some users discovered that Lynch had once posted a photo of her driver's licence.
Some contacted her family and some circulated nude photos and videos of her they found of her on tumblr.
Lynch reopened her Twitter account briefly to apologize and tweeted: "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."

Wow. Bet her former employer is happy this trainwreck is no longer on the payroll. Scary dumb.

11 posted on 11/03/2013 10:10:12 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

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12 posted on 11/03/2013 10:14:42 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: rickmichaels

then there is the lovable Bill Maher and his homage to Steve Irwin (sarc off)

13 posted on 11/03/2013 10:19:01 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: rickmichaels

She’s very ‘of the times’. This is in keeping with modern America.


14 posted on 11/03/2013 10:30:15 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Vaquero

Looks like Kathy Griffin without makeup.


15 posted on 11/03/2013 10:35:07 AM PST by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: rickmichaels

Halloween has always been part social catharsis. People dress up as things that scare us, or ‘offend’ us.

This costume is at least a couple of years before it’s time (the wounds are still open); but, it’s certainly not over-the-top, as costumes go.

(I left my asbestos suit at the cleaners, so please don’t flame me. I’m just providing a little perspective.)


16 posted on 11/03/2013 10:37:39 AM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: rickmichaels
Too much blood showing, too little shredding.

A proper costume would look more like this:


Having just plucked two rusty roofing nails from his stomach, James Costello staggers toward any help he can find, his ears ringing and his body sprayed with shrapnel.

He ended up spending two weeks in Mass General, where he got to meet Dumbo, followed by two more weeks of in-patient therapy at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. He needed extensive pig skin grafts on his arm and a leg.

17 posted on 11/03/2013 10:42:39 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: rickmichaels

What a callous creature.


18 posted on 11/03/2013 10:44:47 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: JediJones

and Kathy Griffin looks like every leftist skank I ever knew.


19 posted on 11/03/2013 10:45:21 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: rickmichaels

One year, my son went to Halloween as Walt Disney’s frozen head.


20 posted on 11/03/2013 10:52:02 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: andyk

In comparison, the stocks were humane.


21 posted on 11/03/2013 10:54:07 AM PST by kenavi (Debunk THIS!)
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To: rickmichaels

I saw the photos of Kristal rolling over and looking what used to be her legs and scream realizing she was going to die. I will never forget those images. This girl made a very bad decision.


22 posted on 11/03/2013 10:56:07 AM PST by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: andyk
I thought this society stopped drawing lines a while ago. It’s amazing to me how much time and effort people hundreds or thousands of miles away from this young woman will spend to hurt her because they took offense to something they didn’t even witness. Technology has made communication too easy to hurt people. We should have a five day waiting period before exercising your first amendment rights to speech - a cooling off period, if you will.

Agree 100%.

Reminds me of the quote by Leo Tolstoy: "Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself"
23 posted on 11/03/2013 11:02:04 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rickmichaels

Anyone who dresses like that and then smiles over it is not completely right in the head.


24 posted on 11/03/2013 11:33:01 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: JediJones

Looks like Kathy Griffin *with* makeup.


25 posted on 11/03/2013 11:34:56 AM PST by twister881
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To: rickmichaels

The left has become no better than the townspeople in the scarlet letter.


26 posted on 11/03/2013 11:37:22 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
I think your analysis is wrong. Dressing up as innocent victims of atrocities never goes over well, no matter how long after the fact.

If she had dressed up as Dzokhar Tsarnaev, with tire tracks across his head, she would probably still be employed.

27 posted on 11/03/2013 11:54:37 AM PST by wideawake
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Interesting comment.

First, would a leftist or a conservative be more likely to make fun of victims of Islamist violence? I would say a leftist.

Second, would a conservative or a leftist be more angered by someone who made light of an attack on Americans by Muslim terrorists? I would say a conservative would be the obvious answer.

Third, surely you realize that The Scarlet Letter was written by a leftist in order to demonize conservatism, yes? That the townspeople of the book are a leftist's caricature of his hated conservative neighbors?

Ultimately, if you are going to amuse yourself by mocking the still-raw wounds of others, you should probably expect that others will amuse themselves by mocking you and exposing your faults to the world.

Those who live by social media will die by it.

28 posted on 11/03/2013 12:04:09 PM PST by wideawake
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To: rickmichaels
It's pretty difficult to get yourself fired from a big company these days, what with the HR department looking to avoid litigation.

However, the utter stupidity of this woman to photograph herself at her work cubicle like that and then post it to the world made her termination a "slam dunk".

It was probably the easiest termination decision this HR department ever had to make.

29 posted on 11/03/2013 12:10:57 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: oh8eleven
"I have been fired from my job."

There's always prostitution, honey.

30 posted on 11/03/2013 12:12:59 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: wideawake
There are already quite a few victim costumes; but, I take your point about the 'victim' motif. Actual terrorist costumes are already fairly popular; so, you're probably right regarding dressing up as Tsarnaev.

My main point remains: many Halloween costumes are 'offensive', in one way or another. The more 'offensive' costumes may have a cathartic effect -- even if the wearer is just trying to get attention, or be 'shocking'.

Remember when Prince Harry dressed up as some sort of Nazi soldier? A huge fuss was raised over that; yet it's likely that there would have been no 'public outrage' if Prince Harry had gone as The Prince of Darkness himself -- just as millions of non-princes have done.
31 posted on 11/03/2013 12:50:49 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: wideawake

The Scarlet Letter was written by a leftist in order to demonize conservatism, yes?

That was exactly my point.

I was pointing out the irony, that the left has become exactly what they hated. The only thing that has changed is what’s worth demonizing someone over.

The left likes to act like it’s all about tolerance, when they are no more tolerant than the conservative establishment they overturned. Only the issues that matter have changed.

In other words, meet the new boss, the same as the old.


32 posted on 11/03/2013 12:54:41 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Vaquero

and Kathy Griffin looks like every leftist skank I ever knew.

I think they all use the same crappy plastic surgeon and listen to the same liberal edjumacation tapes.


33 posted on 11/03/2013 1:00:39 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SamAdams76

Maybe she was a temp.


34 posted on 11/03/2013 1:18:32 PM PST by Tax-chick ("The heart of the matter is God's love. It always has been. It always will be."~Abp. Chaput)
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To: rickmichaels

She just looks like it’s that time of month and she forgot something.


35 posted on 11/03/2013 2:40:09 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: rickmichaels

When are people going to wise up to the fact that stupid posts on social media can get you fired? Facebook and Twitter are like PC bear traps just waiting to snap on someone - the stupider you are, the better to stay away from them.


36 posted on 11/03/2013 7:39:27 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

As Mark Twain might have put it....

“It is better to keep your Twitter account closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”


37 posted on 11/03/2013 7:40:37 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Perhaps since you suggest prostitution for this girl you have never met you could enlighten us with us your resume on the matter?


38 posted on 11/05/2013 2:26:02 PM PST by SoothsayerToo (Take vacations closer to home and drive there)
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