Abominable: Two Cosplay Cretins Dress Up as Burning Twin Towers with Jumpers. [VIDEO]

Abominable: Two Cosplay Cretins Dress Up as Burning Twin Towers with Jumpers. [VIDEO]

Abominable: Two Cosplay Cretins Dress Up as Burning Twin Towers with Jumpers. [VIDEO]

This September marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

So, how about making light of the subject? What, too soon?

Proud Americans would reply with a resounding, “Hell, yeah!” and declare that it will never be appropriate to mock the deaths of 3000 Americans on that awful day.

However, there are two morons — yes, I said, morons — who thought it would be hilarious to dress up as the burning Twin Towers at the Dragon Con fantasy and sci-fi convention in Atlanta, GA, this weekend. And to cap off their crass attempt at edgy cosplay, the doltish duo added dolls representing people jumping from the towers.

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Are you laughing? I’m not.

A Dragon Con representative labeled their costumes “offensive, distasteful and completely inappropriate,” and added, “We became aware of these individuals in the evening and dispatched both Dragon Con and hotel security to find them, pull their badges, and escort them from the property for violating convention policies. They had apparently left the Dragon Con convention area shortly after the photographs were taken.”

Anger erupted on social media.

But, of course, there were those who defended this vile display, claiming on Facebook that it merely depicts “a Japanese anime that centers around two buildings that are being burned by demonic wraiths and during the climax, the victims in the buildings jump to their deaths.” And then excused it with, “It’s also 15 years after. In less than 10 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki the Japanese had Godzilla as a response to the radiation and destruction of the nukes.”

Well, that makes it a-okay then.

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This is not the first time that the clueless have tried to poke fun at 9/11. In 2013, two nitwit teenage girls in Britain dressed up as the burning Twin Towers, complete with American flags atop their vacuous heads, ignorant of the fact that British citizens died on that day, too.

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Because what happened to these people in this soundless but emotionally searing video is nothing more than slapstick comedy.

And this iconic image of The Falling Man is just a joke.


So what’s next for those two would-be merry jokesters from Atlanta? Maybe they should show up at next year’s Dragon Con wearing black-and-white striped pajamas adorned with yellow six-pointed stars. What — too soon?

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

  • Jodi says:

    I’m a geek. My family is full of geeks. And one of the ways we express said geekery is attending various comic book, science fiction, and anime conventions whenever we can. My teen-aged daughter introduced us to comicons several years ago, and we’ve been addicted ever since. So much so that my husband won First Place in the Novice category at last year’s WorldCon on his first try, hosted in our neighboring city of Spokane, with an amazing self-made Groot costume.

    So to these cretins, I think I can speak for most of my fellow geeky cosplayers, regardless of political affiliation: We Are Groot. And Groot does not make light of a horrific day in our history that saw nearly 3,000 of our fellow Americans murdered.

    Shame on them.

    • GWB says:

      Spokane? Which neighbor are you? My mom’s family is all from there, and I lived on the South Hill for a few years.

      As to these idiots, please post as much of your identifying information on the web as possible, so I will know which car burning in the trees off the road NOT to put any effort into helping.

      As to putting certain things off-limits…. I’m not sure how good an idea that is, given that we will soon reach peak banning and no one will be able to mock anything. But, yeah, that getup’s fairly offensive.

      • Jodi says:

        GWB: We’re over here in North Idaho. Far enough away that we can drive there and back if necessary! lol

        I’d never propose banning anything. But common sense seems to have flown the coop with these two geniuses.

        • Kim Quade says:

          Yes. Common sense, aka “manners,” which seem to be overlooked as lessons to be taught to children.
          Stuff like not cracking jokes at a funeral, or ridiculing the disabled, or mocking disasters such as 9/11 or the Holocaust.
          Once there was no need to “ban” anything. Offenders were shamed for outrageous behavior by parents, their peers, community, or church.
          Now the community is coarsening, God is mocked, and complete hedonistic freedom to say whatever unfiltered idea comes to mind is seen as the ultimate good.
          Kudos to the Dragon Con for their reaction to this outrage.

        • GWB says:

          With Kim, too.

  • Moss500 says:

    Somebody needs their a** kicked.

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