I know Halloween is over, but evidence is still surfacing of the biggest costume gaffes of the holiday. Case in point: two British college students, Amber Langford and Annie Collinge, ended up on the cover of The Sun for their ill-advised “sexy 9/11″ costumes — complete with American flags, smoke, flames and people jumping to their death.
No one is sure what the 19-year-old Chester University students were thinking when they entered a Halloween costume competition in these offensive get-ups. Worst part: they won contest. How? Even worse part: One of their fathers is a pilot who flies planes in the US. Huh?
Both the club and the university are investigating the incident. In the meantime, Amber and Annie have issued an apology for what may be the most ill-advised costume choice of the year. “We never meant to be offensive, but we apologize if any offense was caused. The idea was to depict a modern-day horror that happened in our lifetime and was not intended as a joke,” they said.