In a disgusting display of ignorance, two college co-eds from Britain decided to dress up as the burning twin towers for Halloween. Whatever possessed them to do such a thing? In a world where many people are missing a sensitivity chip, except when it comes to "Islamophobia," "homophobia," or Christian bashing, creating a costume fashioned after the horrors of 9/11 is still beyond explicable. And yet, they won the costume contest, defying comprehension.

article-twintowers-1106University of Chester students Amber Langford and Annie Collinge, both age 19, decided it would fun to dress as the burning twin towers for a Halloween costume competition in the UK. Surely, even in Britain, girls this age are aware that 3,000 people lost their lives in a terrorist attack that changed a nation forever.

Moreover, it had far reaching impacts across the entire world. No country was untouched by the 9/11 tragedy. One would hope that there are people who still have their wits about them, who realize that this isn't a joke or a game, and something that NEVER should be made fun of.

It is never acceptable to mock the Holocaust under any circumstance, or to wear a swastika. Prince Harry found that out some years ago when he wore a Nazi armband to a costume party. Millions of people died in the Holocaust in an attempted extermination of Jews. And for Americans it has only been 12 years since 9/11, and the pain and horror of the Islamic attack will never be forgotten or dulled.

But these two imbeciles decided to create a costume of horror and wear it to a party, complete with all the trimmings. And they paid extra attention to details.

"Langford and Collinge donned matching costumes labeled “North Tower” and “South Tower,” and wore head pieces that represented smoke billowing from the tops of the doomed skyscrapers and individuals leaping to their deaths. Their disturbing hats were topped off with American flags."

That's right, these girls decided to go all the way and leave nothing out. Not only did they label the towers, they actually included pieces representing smoke and people being forced to jump to their deaths. Is there anything more repulsive than this? To have this little respect for those who died, and to be this careless about death itself, is reprehensible. This is but a mirror into a culture of death and debauchery. It's a worldwide plague that shows no sign of abating, but accelerating.

The idea was to depict a serious, modern-day horror that happened in our lifetime and was not intended as a joke,” they told the BBC.

These girls are the modern day horror. But the most repulsive part of the story is that they won best costume and got prizes for it.

They received about $250 in gift cards as their prize. The University of Chester, where both of the women are enrolled, said in a statement that it “utterly condemn(s) the appalling photos which have been shared on social media.”

And what about the club who deemed their costumes cool enough to win? What do they have to say for this?

The club, Rosies, posted photos of the costumes on Twitter and Facebook, though backpedaled once the images went viral. The photos have been removed from the club’s Facebook page, and Rosies’ Twitter account has been closed amid the outrage.

Alicia Ann Lynch

Alicia Ann Lynch

The club only backpedaled once the photos went viral, much to everyone's shock and dismay. Had they not gone viral there probably wouldn't have been a problem, but this was going to go viral quickly. Something this repulsive was bound to upset millions of people. These girls, along with Alicia Ann Lynch, the young lady who dressed as a Boston Bombing victim, need a serious lesson in what is acceptable, and what is despicable.

Has the world gone mad? Absolutely. This is celebrating terror, specifically Islam. In some open display of a complete lack of understanding about what it means to be a victim of a terrorist attack or a lack of empathy, this defies all logic, but logic is not something the world has in large supply today. Nothing is sacred and even the most deadly terrorist attack on American soil, resulting in the loss of thousands of lives, is ripe for mockery.

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