You probably remember this woman from 2012. After posing for the despicable photo below at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Lindsey Stone quickly became one of the most hated people in America, as her revolting picture quickly went viral over social media igniting a firestorm.
Well you might be pleased to know that since the photo was taken, karma came back around and smacked this woman. Hard.
Soon after Stone’s coworker snapped the picture during their trip to Washington D.C., both women were terminated from their jobs after their workplace was flooded with angry callers. One irate veteran created a Facebook page calling for Stone’s termination, titled Fire Lindsey Stone, where it quickly amassed more than 19K likes (but has since been taken down after serving its purpose).
In addition to losing her job, Stone was unable to leave her house for a year, living in continual fear after receiving death and rape threats, while others demanded she be sent to prison.
“Lindsey Stone hates the military and hates soldiers who have died in foreign wars,” read one comment.“You should rot in hell.”“Just pure Evil,” said yet another.
Even Stone’s father called his daughter’s behavior “disgraceful,” said that taking the picture was a “total lapse of judgment,” and demanded that his daughter apologize.
“It was just a spur of the moment, total lapse of judgment,” Peter Stone said. “She wasn’t reacting to the place; she was reacting to the sign and she apologizes to everybody.”
After being continually turned down for almost a year by potential employers, Stone was finally able to land a job working with autistic children. But even now, she lives in continual fear that her new employers will find the photo and terminate her. It has also affected her love life, since Stone refuses to date, fearing what people might think of her.
“Since it happened, I haven’t tried to date anybody. How much do you let a new person into your life? Do they already know?”
Stone has enlisted the help of a reputation management service company,reputation.com, so more neutral images will pop up when people do a Google search of her name.