People love shock value and these teens got exactly what they wanted when they dressed up as the Twin Towers during a Halloween party in London last week.
What’s worse? One of the teen’s fathers was a pilot flying for United Express on 9/11.
According to The Daily Mail, 19-year-olds Amber Langford and Annie Collinge, who are attending the University of Chester, entered a costume contest at a Rosies nightclub – and they won.
Other partygoers tried to complain to the manager of the club and were ignored. The girls won £150 ($241 US dollars) each and the attention of internet. When asked by partygoers why the teens weren’t kicked out of the party, an employee stated that there were worse costumes out there than theirs.
“After waiting two and a half hours to see the person who decided this dreadful winner all we got was, “Sorry but it was a good costume.”
“He then had the audacity to say there were people in other disgusting costumes such as Jimmy Savile, as if to justify that it was alright to dress like that.”
After constant scrutiny for their ignorance by fellow students and others online, the pair released a statement Tuesday night claiming that they weren’t trying to make fun of the victims of 9/11.
“We never meant to be offensive, but we apologise if any offence was caused. The idea was to depict a modern-day horror that happened in our lifetime and was not intended as a joke.”
Ironically, Collinge is the vice president of her college’s ‘People and Planet Society,’ a group that wants to make a positive impact on the world.
Hopefully this is the last of the offensive costumes this year. We’re already scared of what people are going to think of next.
SOURCE: DailyMail | PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter