Girls' Twin Towers costumes spark outrage

Discussion in 'General' started by rickfoxjr, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. rickfoxjr

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    Two British students are apologizing after their Twin Towers Halloween costumes sparked outrage around the world.

    Amber Langford and Annie Collinge, both 19, were given shopping vouchers after winning a Halloween costume contest dressed as the World Trade Center towers at Rosies nightclub in Chester last week, Metro reported.

    Labeled North Tower and South Tower, the girls' costumes featured flames, explosions and even planes hanging from windows.

    Reaction was harsh when photos of the girls hit social media.

    Many Twitter users expressed outrage at the nightclub for letting the girls in and rewarding their offensive handiwork. Others took out their frustration on the girls themselves, who eventually deactivated their Twitter accounts, according to Buzzfeed.

    "We never meant to be offensive, but we apologize if any offense was caused," the Chester University students told The Sun. "The idea was to depict a serious, modern-day horror that happened in our lifetime and was not intended as a joke."

    The company that operates Rosies said the decision to award a prize to the girls was a "serious error of judgment" made by a DJ.

     
  2. jking0821

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    oh....ok its cool then
     
  3. shoefreakbaby

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  4. fraij da 5 11

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    They don't appear to be the smartest people on earth... Why do we have to have a damn national news item every time someone is an ******* on halloween though?
     
  5. ohmygosher

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    People are too sensitive.
     
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  6. luong1209

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    Gotta understand people lost family members.

    Halloween just brings out the dumb in people...:smh:
     
  7. ohmygosher

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    Word? Had no clue people died.
     
  8. oidreez

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    The costumes themselves are so stupid though...
     
  9. shoefreakbaby

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    You dont seem like a kind person.
     
  10. hammercharge

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    no words...
     
  11. needemjs1

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    Not even the decency to make it a good costume.
     
  12. tero

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    they look horrid, atleast make it not look like a costume made by a 5 year old with crayons and wall paper.
     
  13. af1 1982

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    My boys girlfriend told her brother she should dress up as Trayvonn Martin....smfh
     
  14. don adidada

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    Amen.  As a NYer I personally don't give a F_.

    EDIT: Doesn't make it OK I just wouldnt be upset.
     
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  15. 6 Rings G.O.A.T.

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    Tasteless..
     
  16. aksuited

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    I find it hilarious how the typical NTers were ready to riot over the Trayvon Martin costume, but this one just comes off as "meh". 
     
  17. decemberlove

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    Damn some heartless dudes on NT.

    So then we could joke about kids getting shot up too, huh?
     
  18. lordofcastamere

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    Oh no shame in my game son, they are attractive I'll give them a pass :/ but yea a lot of people in here are being hella phony.
     
  19. ayzee

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    First thing I thought of
     
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  20. cashbanks

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    what makes someone go "oh i know what i'll do for halloween i'll make fun of someones tragic death"

    i just dont see the humor in it personally

    maybe I'm not funny tho