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BOSTON (CBS) - Two women have been placed on unpaid leave from their jobs after their photo at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia angered thousands of people on Facebook.

Lindsey Stone was visiting the Tomb of the Unknowns last month on a business trip when she posed for a picture next to a sign that reads "silence and respect."

In the photo, Stone is pretending to yell and she's showing her middle finger.
The photo, taken by a co-worker, went viral and sparked thousands of angry comments.

Some of those comments were posted on the Facebook page of their employer, Living Independently Forever, Inc.,(LIFE) a non-profit organization in Hyannis that helps adults with disabilities on Cape Cod.

The uproar forced the organization to post this statement Tuesday afternoon:

"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.

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/11/...woman-at-tomb-of-the-unknowns-sparks-outrage/
 

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You are a sad, sad person. Insensitive and disrespectful. Skippy gHates just moved down one in the top three disgusting people because of you.
 

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Dumb Broads!
 

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Almost worse than the photo is that there are a good number of people defending her on Facebook and comment sections.

If you defend her by using the 1st Amendment, you are an idiot. The Bill of Rights protects you from being prosecuted for free speech but does not prevent you from being held accountable for your actions.

Similar to my previous job. Even though the 2nd Amendment says I can keep and bear arms, my employer expressly prohibited me from carrying at work.
 

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An apology from Lindsey Stone:
"We sincerely apologize for all the pain we have caused by posting the picture we took in Washington DC on Facebook. While posted on a public forum, the picture was intended only for our own amusement. We never meant any disrespect to any of the people nationwide who have served this country and defended our freedom so valiantly. It
was meant merely as a visual pun, intending to depict the exact opposite of what the sign said, and had absolutely nothing to do with the location it was taken or the people represented there. We never meant to cause any harm or disrespect to anyone, particularly our men and women in uniform. We realize it was in incredibly poor taste, and are deeply sorry for the offense we have caused.

We also sincerely apologize to LIFE, Inc. It is an amazing organization that provides invaluable services to adults with learning and developmental disabilities. We are beyond remorseful that our actions have caused them such undue public scrutiny. The disrespect implied by our picture has nothing at all to do with LIFE's mission statement or values. We regret having caused any suffering to the staff members, residents, families and friends.

Again, we very sincerely apologize to everyone who took offense to the photo. We realize that it was an ignorant and distasteful thing for us to do, but we truly meant no harm. We are deeply sorry."
Bitch is just sorry she was caught, apparently in her world its ok to disrespect fallen heroes
 

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Colleges and universities around the country are producing thousands of Lindsey Stones every year. Many don't mature past 16 and instead of helping them become productive members of society Their professors tell them "if it feels good do it" and to fight any kind of authority until the day they die. Academically they strive for a C because hard work would interfere with their social schedules. Then if they actually graduate they're unprepared and unable to work in a competitive job market. This woman is 30 years old and lives with her parents probably not by choice and I'm sure she still owns a beer pong table and celebrates thirsty Thursday religiously every week.
 

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"While posted on a public forum, the picture was intended only for our own amusement"

Wait, what?

She's like the majority of Americans; selfish, clueless and lacks common-sense.. This dumb bitch should take it upon herself and volunteer at the Soldiers' Home...
 
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