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Some people just don’t get it about the dangers of social media.
When Cape Cod-based nonprofit worker Lindsey Stone visited Arlington National Cemetery last month, she thought it would be funny to snap a picture of herself pretending to shout and flip off the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier — next to a sign that read: “Silence and Respect.”
It didn’t turn out so funny when she posted it on her Facebook page.
First the photo went viral, then another Facebook page called “Fire Lindsey Stone” popped up, racking up more than 15,200+ likes in just a day.
Her haters may get their wish. LIFE, the Cape Cod-based nonprofit where she works helping adults with learning disabilities, on Monday suspended her on unpaid leave “pending the results of an internal investigation.
Of course Lindsey posted the photo on Facebook because she thought her friends would appreciate the joke. Instead she got a lot of outraged comments. So she tried to difuse the situation by posting an explanation.
Whoa whoa whoa… wait. This is just us, being the douchebags that we are, challenging authority in general. Much like the pic posted the night before, of me smoking right next to a no smoking sign. OBVIOUSLY we meant NO disrespect to people that serve or have served our country.
And her friends were like, what do you mean, “us douchebags?!?” (Inching away from Lindsey like she just farted.) Lindsey, Lindsey, Lindsey. SIGH.