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Are we too easily offended? **Warning possibly offensive picture**

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A young woman in Michigan was fired from her job after posting a picture of her Halloween costume on social media that then went viral.

She dressed up as a Boston Marathon bombing victim. It caused an uproar and social media descended on her with all the vileness that people behind a computer screen tend to do. Here is the picture she posted. 

Was her costume in poor taste? Absolutely. 
Was it offensive? I think so.
BUT should she have been fired for it?
And are we as a society too easily offended by what others say and do?

by on Nov. 4, 2013 at 10:18 PM
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baileymarie723
by Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 10:57 AM
I think it is bad taste in a Halloween costume, but that is all it was was a Halloween costume. She didn't just randomly pick a day that she would dress like that as an insult to the real victims of the Boston bombing. It was just a bad choice for a costume. I don't think she should have been fired for it. Maybe talked to, but not fired.
futuremommy627
by on Nov. 6, 2013 at 12:39 PM

This is not funny at all and people have a sick sense of humor 

delanna6two
by Platinum Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Not in good taste

Kitty_Myrick
by Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 6:07 PM

It's tasteless and way to soon.  It dose show a lack of judgment. If she hadn't put it on the internet than she probably would have just been told to change or scolded by the boss.

pumpkin pie

kiwiskiwi29
by New Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Very poor taste and very offensive. If I were her boss I don't think I would have fired her but I would t have been thrilled with her.

celestegood
by Gold Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 7:11 PM
Horrible taste. I cant believe how callous some people are.
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celestegood
by Gold Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 7:26 PM
I absolutely agree. I cant imagine why she would put this on the Internet.

Quoting Kitty_Myrick:

It's tasteless and way to soon.  It dose show a lack of judgment. If she hadn't put it on the internet than she probably would have just been told to change or scolded by the boss.

pumpkin pie

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Bribriesmom
by Bronze Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 11:53 PM
WOW! Really, know that saying, "she has as much sense God gave a billy goat!"
celestegood
by Gold Member on Nov. 7, 2013 at 12:40 AM
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LOL yeah, she does.

Quoting Bribriesmom:

WOW! Really, know that say, "she has as much sense God gave a billy goat!"
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Pam_8787
by Member on Nov. 8, 2013 at 11:34 PM
Looks to me like she is at work with the cubicle in the background. That is poor taste and shows irresponsibility. I think she deserved some form of reprimanding.
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