22-year-old Alicia Ann Lynch is expressing her deepest sympathies after receiving death threats and overall scorn after dressing up as a Boston Marathon bombing victim for Halloween insisting that she meant no disrespect by the act.
The picture as posted on Thursday to her Twitter and Instagram account showing her wearing a running outfit and marathon numbers while covered in fake blood.
Lynch said that individuals have obtain her home address and sent vile care packages while also levying death threats to her and her parents. Lynch has since deleted her social media accounts and was also fired from her job, Lynch told Buzzfeed.
"Hope your mom gets cancer," reads a message on BarStoolSports.com.
Sydney Corcoran and her mother were both injured in the April attack.
"@SomeSKANKinMI You should be ashamed, my mother lost both her legs and I almost died in the marathon. You need a filter."
Lynch issued an apology that was recently published by Buzzfeed.
It seems as though my outfit was too soon, and will always be that way, it was wrong of me and very distasteful. My costume was not meant to disrespect anyone, ever. I am truly sorry to anyone that I may have offended or hurt with this. I know my apology doesn't ever fix anything that has been done, but at least know that I am being sincere.
I can't undo my actions or make up for them, but my apology is a start.
I myself have been through tragic events, I just handle mine differently because that is how I was taught to. I realize I was in the wrong with this and again, I am truly sorry.
I wore a costume to work, with people that know me, and wouldn't get offended by it. I had even ran the idea by a friend whom had his father in the marathon and he didn't have an issue with it.
What I did may have been wrong, but is it truly right to wish harm upon someone and say that you're doing it for the victims? As being a part of a tragic event I never would ever wish what had happened to me upon someone else, as I can say most people wouldn't wish death upon someone to 'make it right.'