Two teens dressed up as burning Twin Towers for a Halloween costume contest in the United Kingdom — and won.
Now, they are facing criticism from both sides of The Pond from people who lost loved ones in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.
The U.K. Sun reported the two 19-year-old college students, Amber Langford and Annie Collinge wore the insensitive attire for a contest at a club in Chester and even won a £150 ($240) cash prize.
Their crude costumes were labeled “North Tower” and “South Tower” and illustrated the skyscrapers burning with smoke and people jumping off. They also wore hats with American flags on top to complement their disastrous outfit.
67 of the nearly 3,000 victims killed on 9/11 were British.
In a statement to the Sun, the girls said, “The idea was to depict a serious, modern-day horror that happened in our lifetime and was not intended as a joke.”