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Twitter is calling it “the world’s most inappropriate Halloween party.” It’s the annual office party for a Buffalo, New
York-based law firm. The Steven J. Baum firm processes so many foreclosures that it’s nicknamed “the foreclosure factory.” Pictures that recently surfaced from last year’s Halloween party show the firm’s staffers dressed up as homeless people. One employee had a costume holding up a sign that read “3rd party squatter. I lost my home and I was never served.” The law firm doesn’t have the best record, either. It’s being investigated by the Justice Department and is the defendant in two class-action lawsuits. When contacted by the New York Times, the firm called the photos “another attempt by the New York Times to attack our firm and our work.” It did however apologize for the pictures. In a statement to Buffalo News, Steven J. Baum, the head of the firm said, “On behalf of the firm, I sincerely apologize for what happened last year at our Halloween party.” Still, on social media people are furious. One person said, “SCREW THESE 2 companies. Banks throw homeless themed costume party.” Others have called the photos “pathological,” “disgusting,” and “unbelievable.” One man simply tweeted, “Oh man, seriously???” But one comment under the New York Times article about the event tried to defend the firm, saying, “the photos are in bad taste but, as it was intended … as an inside joke, i think we need to keep things in context.” Do you think these Halloween costumes went too far, even though they were meant to be private? Tell us by “liking” our Facebook page and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter.