Woman's Boston Marathon bombing victim 'costume' fuels online rage

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If you were offended by the two Florida men who celebrated Halloween by dressing up as George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, complete with blackface and blood-stained hoodie, you haven't met Alicia Ann Lynch.

The 22-year-old Michigan native thought it would be a good idea to "go" as a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing so she tweeted and Instagrammed a photograph of herself dressed as runner sporting fake scars and blood. And a big smile.

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If one could hear the rage that Lynch's actions generated from the online world, it would best be described as deafening.

Lynch, who has since deactivated her social media accounts, received venomous abuse and had her life threatened.

On, the site that reported the story, one person wrote: "People at the Boston Marathon died in terror and agony... and you looked at the images and thought 'lol funny costume idea'?"

Things got uglier after some users discovered that Lynch had once posted a photo of her driver's licence.

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Some contacted her family and some circulated nude photos and videos of her they found of her on tumblr.

Lynch reopened her Twitter account briefly to apologize and tweeted: "I have been fired from my job. I am paying for what I thought was a simple joke. I know it was wrong now. I wasn't thinking."

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