Lindsey Stone will think twice before flipping off a sign at a national monument again, as her Facebook photo at Arlington Cemetery might get her fired.Stone, who works at an NGO for adults with disabilities, thought it might be funny to fool around next to the “silence and respect” sign outside the Tomb of the Unknowns.
Her employer, Living Independently Forever, Inc., (LIFE), didn't see the humor in it one bit. In fact, they suspended her for the "inappropriate" pic, which she posted on her Facebook page.
"On Nov. 19 at approximately 6 p.m., we became aware that one of our employees had posted an offensive, inappropriate photograph on her personal Facebook page. The photo was taken at a national historic site in October by a fellow employee during a trip to Washington, D.C. attended by 40 residents and eight staff.
"The photo has since been removed from Facebook, and both employees have been placed on unpaid leave pending the results of an internal investigation," the Facebook statement reads, as relayed by CBS Boston.
Gawker writes that, 24 hours after the photo was posted, a group was formed on Facebook asking for Lindsay's head. The “Fire Lindsey Stone” page has already received 13,000 “Likes.”
“[Community] will only accept termination,” the page description reads.
Users are also asking for the workmate's who took the picture to be terminated, deeming Jamie Schuh “equally responsible as the pic ended up on both of their FB pages before exploding onto the net.
This day in age, it seems anything offensive you post online can get you fired or even arrested. In India, two 21-year-old girls were arrested this week, one for posting a comment, and the other for awarding it a "Like."
The young woman who started it all chronicled her discontent with the Mumbai shutdown over funeral processions for a prominent political figure.
A 22-year-old store attendant from California lost her job and was investigated by the Secret Service for her racist Facebook post on President Obama, immediately after he was re-elected, earlier this month.