This year has seen its fair share of distasteful Halloween costumes, but a Michigan woman may have taken the cake with an outfit that not only earned her the wrath of the Internet but also apparently got her fired from her job.
Alicia Ann Lynch tweeted a photo of herself smiling as she wore running gear with fake blood and bruises on her face, arms and legs. The 22-year-old was dressed as a victim of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Alicia Ann Lynch, 22, of Michigan went as a Boston Marathon victim for Halloween. After Internet backlash, she said she's been paying for her mistake. (Image source: Twitter)
It didn't take long for the Twittersphere to erupt.
BuzzFeed identified Lynch based a photo of her driver's license, which she had previously posted online.
Lynch, who deleted all of hers social media accounts amid the furor, briefly reactivated her Twitter account, "@SomeSkANKinMI," to beg people to stop the threats.
Lynch's Twitter page is suspended but she opened it briefly to ask death threats stop being made to her and her family. (Image source: Twitter via Buzzfeed)
She also tweeted that she was fired from her job and was sorry.
She later apologized and said she had been fired for the costume. (Image source: Twitter via Buzzfeed)
The Hartland, Mich. Patch reported that a local business owner with the same last name as Lynch was forced to defend himself and say he is not related to her. Mike Lynch, owner of Lynch & Sons Landscaping, told the Hartland Patch he only has sons.
"This is someone completely unrelated to us just trying to stir something up, I have no idea," Mike Lynch said.
"Somebody else posted it as falsely being from the company," Lynch & Sons wrote on its Facebook page after Alicia Ann Lynch had tagged the company in a photo associated with her costume. "The company in no way thinks that is tasteful I just haven't figured how to remove that person's post."
Separately, ahead of Halloween, Boston Magazine had called out people on Twitter considering dressing up as accused Boston bomber Dzhkohar Tsarnaev.
(H/T: Huffington Post)