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    What is with All this Outrage about Halloween Costumes?

    Outing people online for perhaps poor taste in costumes? Makes me glad Facebook wasn't around when I was in school.

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    Or, just don't be on Facebook.

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    What outrage?


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    What?

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    It's because of the New York Yankees.

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    Anyone see thes "Army men" costumes. Pretty cool.


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    I dressed as Hitler one year. Everyone loved it.

    Except for my buddy Marty Feinstein.

    Don't know why...

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    Dressing up in blackface, as dead people from a plane crash or as a dead kid?

    Was that cool to do in the 50's?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable View Post
    I dressed as Hitler one year. Everyone loved it.

    Except for my buddy Marty Feinstein.

    Don't know why...
    Lol.

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    Jamaican bobsled team. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetPotato View Post
    It's because of the New York Yankees.
    Lol!
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    More outrage.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/1...ef=mostpopular

    Mom Lets Son Wear KKK Halloween Costume, Says It's A Family TraditionThe Huffington Post | By Cavan Sieczkowski

    A Virginia mother let her 7-year-old son wear a Ku Klux Klan costume this Halloween because, she insisted, it's a family tradition.

    Jessica Black of Craigsville, Va., let her son, Jackson, dress as a Klansman with a floor-length white robe and full-faced white hood, according to local ABC affiliate WHSV. The outfit garnered media attention after a photo of the boy dressed in the KKK regalia was posted to the WHSV Facebook page. When Black was confronted by the news network, she defended her decision.

    "My brother has [worn it] when he was in Kindergarten and when he was 13," Black said. She went on to claim there is nothing wrong with the costume or with the White Supremacist group, which she says still exists in their Virginia town. "It's supposed to be white with white, black with black, man with woman and all of that. That's what the KKK stands for."

    ("A mini kkk costume??? In our area??? Sounds like something we should ALL be concerned about. #noroomforacistsonthisplanet," one respondent wrote on the WHSV Facebook page. Another defended the child on the station's "Daybreak" Facebook page, saying he probably thought it was a ghost costume.

    Some users were angry that the town was being criticized for the act of one individual, but others criticized these people for missing the larger point.

    "The fact of the matter is that this event could have happened anywhere in the US and you all being more outraged that your town has a bad name than the actual issue at hand is extremely disappointing," wrote one woman. "A few of you have missed the point completely. Just because we are in a new century does not mean that racism is a thing of the past. Racism is alive and well and if you opened your eyes, you'd see it clearly."

    It's been quite the Halloween season for offensive costumes. First there was actress Julianne's Hough's major mistake of going out in blackface to portray "Orange Is the New Black" character Crazy Eyes. Then, two men thought it would be funny to go out as Trayvon Martin (in blackface) and George Zimmerman. And the latest adult to face backlash on Twitter is the young woman who decided to dress up as a Boston bombing victim.

    So much for setting a good example for our kids.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/1...n_4208720.html

    Boston Marathon Bombing Victim Halloween Costume Prompts Online FuryPosted: 11/03/2013 1:31 pm EST | Updated: 11/04/2013 1:29 pm EST

    Here's another challenger for the title of 2013's most offensive Halloween costume.

    Twitter has been fuming with rage after this photograph of a woman dressed up as a Boston Marathon bombing victim began making its rounds on the Interwebs:

    & the most ignorant, distasteful costume of the decade goes to this pathetic piece of work @someSKANKinMI #classy pic.twitter.com/O4yOWwjAH7

    — Jillian Elizabeth (@JilianElizabeth) November 1, 2013
    The woman, identified as 22-year-old Alicia Ann Lynch by BuzzFeed, is said to have provoked the wrath of thousands of social media users after tweeting and Instagramming the offensive photo of herself.

    @SomeSKANKinMI You should be ashamed, my mother lost both her legs and I almost died in the marathon. You need a filter.

    — Sydney Corcoran (@Sydney23Lynne) November 2, 2013
    @rennoceralc @SomeSKANKinMI repulsive. As someone who experienced it first hand, I cant see how a mentally stable person can think that's ok

    — Molly Walsh (@MollyWalsh) October 31, 2013
    @mzbilly @mmurphycit @SomeSKANKinMI Wow. If she has kids, would she put them in bloodied Sandy Hook shirts?

    — LisainDallas (@LisainDallas) October 31, 2013
    @SomeSKANKinMI People at the Boston Marathon died in terror and agony... and you looked at the images and thought "lol funny costume idea"?

    — Rebecca Brown (@Chinchillazllla) November 2, 2013
    According to BuzzFeed, the cyber attacks on Lynch very quickly took a turn for the nasty, as netizens scoured the web for more information about the young woman.

    Identifying information about Lynch was circulated, as well as nude videos and pictures that she had allegedly appeared in.

    Lynch, whose Twitter account has since been suspended, says her family has been subjected to death threats in recent days.

    "Plz stop with the death threats towards my parents. They did nothing wrong. I was the one in the wrong and I am paying for being insensitive," she tweeted Friday.

    She later wrote that she had lost her job over the costume fiasco.

    As the Internet's anger has spiraled out of control, some Twitter users have attempted to bring some reason to the fray, reminding others that vengeance and bullying are never the answer:

    What's worse about @someskankinmi situation is the fact that we, as a human race, immediately turn to cyber-bullying & death threats.

    — Adam Hlavac (@ADAMhlavac) November 3, 2013
    Def a horrible. insensitive costume but how is cyberbulling her for it any better? @someskankinMI http://t.co/qQofSrX7y7

    — The Ashley (@TheAshleysRR) November 2, 2013
    Sadly, though Lynch has been a prime target for this barrage of criticism, she may not have been the only person who used the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy as inspiration for a Halloween costume.

    As Boston Magazine pointed out last week, several Twitter users expressed interest in dressing up as the bombers responsible for the horrific attacks or the victims of the disaster.

    Just saw a boston bomber victim Halloween costome... Can't you just be Miley Cyrus like everyone else? #inconsiderate #scumbags

    — Jackie Williams (@lovejackieeex) October 29, 2013
    Choosing to celebrate Halloween by making light of a tragedy is always a horrible idea, but it seems that -- given those men who dressed up as bloodied Asiana Airlines pilots or those Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman costumes -- one too many people didn't get that memo this year.

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    Not following you here.

    Are you surprised people would take issue with a KKK costume or dressing up like a blown up victim of a terrorist attack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Dressing up in blackface, as dead people from a plane crash or as a dead kid?

    Was that cool to do in the 50's?

    Definitely not. Back in the 50s Halloween was still very much a kid's holiday in the US and not the cottage industry for never-grow-up-minded douchebags that it's morphed into over the past 25 years or so.

    I remember when Halloween (ie. 25 years ago) meant trying to keep egg and shaving cream off my candy and retelling warnings that someone was slipping razor blades into apples. A little more free form, a little more fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sackdance View Post
    Definitely not. Back in the 50s Halloween was still very much a kid's holiday in the US and not the cottage industry for never-grow-up-minded douchebags that it's morphed into over the past 25 years or so.

    I remember when Halloween (ie. 25 years ago) meant trying to keep egg and shaving cream off my candy and retelling warnings that someone was slipping razor blades into apples. A little more free form, a little more fun.
    I remember when all I got was soul cakes. Pepperidge Farms remembers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Not following you here.

    Are you surprised people would take issue with a KKK costume or dressing up like a blown up victim of a terrorist attack?
    I am sure this stuff has been going on for decades, just interesting how with Social Media people's lives are ruined with one lapse in judgement. Google is a powerful thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernie View Post
    I am sure this stuff has been going on for decades, just interesting how with Social Media people's lives are ruined with one lapse in judgement. Google is a powerful thing.
    Gotcha.

    Very true.

    The world is a very different place now. You used to be able to get escorted home by the police if you were caught behind the wheel drunk. Now? Now you get arrested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Gotcha.

    Very true.

    The world is a very different place now. You used to be able to get escorted home by the police if you were caught behind the wheel drunk. Now? Now you get arrested.
    I know, right?

    We used to be able to smack around the wife too.

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