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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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jesusrocks2013
by Member on Nov. 9, 2013 at 1:21 AM

What this woman did was thoughtless and very despicable. The company did not want any negative reactions about this and that is why she was fired. I agree 100% with the company. Imagine if I would dress up my 3 year old daughter as one of the Sandy Hook victims ? That would be very insulting !

MooNFaeRie30
by on Nov. 13, 2013 at 5:13 AM

I agree that it was in poor taste, but I do not think she should have been fired for it. People are way to eaasily offended these days and take everything way too personally imo

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