(I won't post a picture of the costume, but there is one in the link.)
|The headline sums it up nicely, really. This whole thing quickly became a shitshow.|
Further insight into the article shows that she's made multiple dumb decisions...and these decisions led to this most recent one - the costume - becoming a huge deal.
I'm not condoning the response by any means. I think calling her home, threatening her parents, etc, is beyond gross. She deserved backlash, but not at all the way it escalated.
|Took the words right out of my mouth, Rebecca Brown|
And don't get me started on the whole, "I have a friend whose dad was in the marathon and he was okay with it so..." To me, that smacks of "I have a black friend so I can't be racist" and other such excuses. It's pathetic tripe.
When did being offensive become the equivalent to being funny? Where did genuine humor and wit go?
As a runner (hell, as a human being), I don't know how someone could think of the Boston Marathon bombing and think of it as fodder for Halloween. To me, that would be as bad as dressing up as a 9/11 victim for Halloween. How is that at all funny or acceptable?
Really, I'm just saddened by the whole thing. It's ugly on all sides.
Had you seen this story before today?
What are your thoughts on the costume? On the response?