Brit tourist dresses up as Karen Matthews for night out at ‘Ginger Icons’ party in Magaluf

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
The Twitter user’s Karen Matthews costume received a mixed reaction (Twitter/@liamlambrini)

A British man in Magaluf has divided Twitter after he posted a picture of himself wearing a Karen Matthews outfit on a night out.

Twitter user @liamlambrini wore a ginger wig, carried a teddy bear and wore a t-shirt emblazoned with the message: ‘Have you seen Shannon Matthews?’

The outfit was worn for a ‘Ginger Icons’ party and his choice of clothing received something of a mixed reaction.

Karen Matthews staged her own daughter’s kidnapping in 2008 (PA)

While some tweeters described the outfit as ‘brutal’ and ‘hardcore’, others just found it funny.

One person wrote: ‘There’s iconic, and then there’s this iconic OH MY GOD.’

Another added: ‘You’re my idol (you already were, this is just an extension of my support).’


Karen Matthews staged the kidnapping of her own daughter in 2008 after seeing how much money was donated to the McCann’s following the disappearance of their daughter Madeleine.

Nine-year-old Shannon Matthews was found alive 24 days after she was reported missing, stuffed inside the base of a divan bed in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

Shannon Matthews was found alive stuffed inside the base of a divan bed in Dewsbury (Rex)

Karen Matthews and her boyfriend’s uncle, Michael Donovan, were both jailed for eight years for kidnapping, false imprisonment, and perverting the course of justice.

Karen Matthews was released in April 2012 after serving half her sentence.