Girl Who Wore Boston Marathon Costume Apologizes, Asks for End to Death Threats

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Alicia Ann Lynch is very sorry.

The 22-year old Michigan native dressed as a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing for Halloween this year and has been feeling the wrath of the Internet community ever since a photo of the outfit went viral.

She tells BuzzFeed that folks also found a picture of her driver's license online and have sent vile packages to her address, while issuing death threats to both her and her parents.

Lynch adds that she has since deleted all her social media accounts and got fired as a result of the costume.

"Hope your mom gets cancer," reads a message on BarStoolSports(dot)com.

Elsewhere, Sydney Corcoran - who was severely injured, along with her mother, in the April attack - Tweeted the following at Lynch.

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

In response to the backlash, Lynch has issued both an apology and plea in an email to BuzzFeed. It reads:

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’.

Lesson learned. Feelings expressed on both sides. Let's close this case, shall we, people?

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