I’m sure many of you will be familiar with this woman. Lindsey Stone quickly became one of the most hated people in America after she posed for this disgusting picture at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. And it’s easy to see why.
Lindsey Stone is an example of how a single moment can drastically alter someone’s life. Stone and her co-worker were recently terminated from their jobs after taking a photo at the military cemetery in Washington, DC. The sign there asked for “Silence and Respect” but that did not stop her from flipping off the tomb representing all the unidentified soldiers who have died to protect our freedom.
She has since apologized for her poor taste but it may be too little, too late.
As soon as the photo was taken, Lindsey Stone faced immense backlash from strangers online. Death and rape threats were sent to her on social media while others demanded that she serve jail time for her actions. Her father called it a “total lapse of judgment” and demanded an apology which she eventually provided but this was not enough to make up for the damage done.
She was unable to leave her house for an entire year due to fear before finally finding another job working with autistic children – although even now she lives in fear that they will find out about what happened in Washington, DC when they hired her. The incident has also affected other areas of Stone’s life such as relationships due to fear of what people may think if they discover the truth about what happened during those few moments in DC so long ago.
Even though we all make mistakes at some point, Lindsey Stone’s action had far reaching consequences that forever altered both hers and others’ lives who got caught up in this story along with her own family members who had no involvement whatsoever yet still received hate mail because of this event which took place over two years ago now.
Despite issuing an apology afterwards, it may have been too late as many people are unlikely to forgive such behavior.