Woman Loses Job Over Tomb of Unknowns Photo
Lindsey Stone out a job after posting prank image to Facebook
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2012 7:31 AM CST
The photo was taken while on a company trip to DC. The offending photo is next.   (AP Photo/Sgt. Jose A. Torres Jr.,/U.S. Army Photo)

(Newser) – A word to the wise: Be very wary of what you post on Facebook. Lindsey Stone has lost her job after posting a prank photo taken while visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington on Facebook. In the photo, Stone poses next to a sign asking for "silence and respect" and pretends to shout while flipping off the tomb. Stone, and the co-worker who took the photo, "are no longer employees of LIFE," announced the Cape Code company by way of a Facebook post last night—which more than 3,500 people have liked so far.

"We deeply regret any disrespect to members of the military and their families," continued the post by Living Independently Forever, which explains that it plans to wipe all comments related to the photo from its Facebook page "to protect our residents." The director of the facility, which provides care for disabled adults, told My Fox Boston that Stone had been a "good employee" during her 18 months of employment.

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$28919642
Nov 27, 2012 12:49 PM CST
Rule #1 in life--don't be a jerk. There are consequences.
bubbahotep
Nov 24, 2012 2:03 PM CST
Dumb shits.
Dude_Mandrake
Nov 23, 2012 11:01 PM CST
Hey you wanna know what would really have shown respect for those soldiers? If instead of wasting your time on this shit you actually helped out soldiers by keeping your representatives in congress from cutting their benefits and sending them into unnecessary combat. No really you wanna know who deserves derision? The people who got them killed not defending our freedoms, but defending corporate profits (or 'Fighting Communism' you know because your underwear wasn't made in Vietnam or China or anything) in Iraq, Afghanistan, or Vietnam by sending them there or supported sending them there (which more than likely includes you if you were unctuous enough to support firing that girl in the photo).