The following is an excerpt from rt.com | November 6, 2017 |
A woman has been fired from her job after a photo of her making a rude gesture at President Donald Trump’s motorcade went viral. The government contractor she worked for called it ‘obscene.’
As the presidential motorcade headed out of the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia on October 28, a cyclist “saluted” it with a middle finger. A photo of the incident quickly went viral on social media.
After the cyclist admitted to her bosses at Akima LLC that she was the one in the photo, she was fired. Her employer said she had violated the company’s social media policy.
“They said, ‘We’re separating from you,” Juli Briskman, a mother of two, told HuffPost. “Basically, you cannot have ‘lewd’ or ‘obscene’ things in your social media. So they were calling flipping him off ‘obscene’.”
Because Akima is a government contractor, the photo could hurt the company’s business, Briskman said they told her.
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