Two Israeli women celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim by dressing up as the Twin Towers on fire. Gouts of crepe paper flame emerge from the buildings. The women’s hats fly American flags and show billowing smoke and victims leaping to their deaths.
Israelis have nothing to do with it. Amber Langford and Annie Collinge were 19-year-old students at the University of Chester, England. On Halloween of 2013 they entered a costume contest at Rosies nightclub in Chester dressed as the “North Tower” and “South Tower.” The pair won the “best dressed” category and were awarded £150 in shopping vouchers. Langford and Collinge also dominated the front page of the London tabloid The Sun with the monumental headline “TOWERING STUPIDITY.”