#2
Her family has to deal with that the rest of their lives. She doesn't, she's dead. I think it's good that they were removed.
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#3
I think they look ridiculous, cost way too much, and make no sense, but I don't feel I should have the right to condemn how someone wants to grieve a loved one as long as it harms nobody else, which, ostensibly, this doesn't. That said though, it's hard to imagine a scenario where this doesn't make another grieving family uncomfortable or upset, so I understand why they're taking them down.

It pisses me off though they they gave permission only to take it away because an employee "made an error in judgement." What was there to misunderstand about "Giant spongebob tombstone" that made him think it would be okay? He's costing them emotionally as well as monetarily for how much they paid for those things. It's bullshit.
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I think they look ridiculous, cost way too much, and make no sense, but I don't feel I should have the right to condemn how someone wants to grieve a loved one as long as it harms nobody else, which, ostensibly, this doesn't. That said though, it's hard to imagine a scenario where this doesn't make another grieving family uncomfortable or upset, so I understand why they're taking them down.

It pisses me off though they they gave permission only to take it away because an employee "made an error in judgement." What was there to misunderstand about "Giant spongebob tombstone" that made him think it would be okay? He's costing them emotionally as well as monetarily for how much they paid for those things. It's bullshit.

They're being reimbursed for the cost of the originals as well as paying for the replacements for them.
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#6
They look pretty awful and are incredibly obnoxious, of course they should have been taken down - a graveyard is no place for tack like that

Oh, and the fact she's a veteran is utterly irrelevant.
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#7
So having a giant gaudy statue of your favorite sky fairy is any different? Spongebob is hardly offensive, it's not like it's a giant Swastika. If it made her happy then I see no reason to remove them.
#8
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So having a giant gaudy statue of your favorite sky fairy is any different? Spongebob is hardly offensive, it's not like it's a giant Swastika. If it made her happy then I see no reason to remove them.


You could make a stronger case for a swastika being allowed; at least that would be representative of something important in that person's life.
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#9
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They look pretty awful and are incredibly obnoxious, of course they should have been taken down - a graveyard is no place for tack like that

Oh, and the fact she's a veteran is utterly irrelevant.

Veterans are more important to Americans for whatever reason.
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#10
I've always believed that short of if it negatively affects anyone no one should tell you how to spend your money and if that's what they wanted then why the hell not. Who's anyone to say how you should grieve a loved one anyway its not like that's an offensive statue which is the only reason a tombstone should be taken down. I personally think it'd be obnoxious of another family to complain about the way this family wanted to commemorate their daughter. And if its just because how big it is the cemetery should have size restrictions on tombstones and no one would have this problem.
#11
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You could make a stronger case for a swastika being allowed; at least that would be representative of something important in that person's life.


Of course the cemetery had already approved the statue's and only took them down after the outrage. Imo it's the cemetery's fault for approving it.
#12
Though I don't see how they made a mistake to begin with.. Graveyards aren't public property. If the owners don't want it there they have every right to get rid of it then. If the family doesn't like it they can ask for the body back and put those ugly ass gravestones in their own yard.
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I've always believed that short of if it negatively affects anyone no one should tell you how to spend your money and if that's what they wanted then why the hell not. Who's anyone to say how you should grieve a loved one anyway its not like that's an offensive statue which is the only reason a tombstone should be taken down. I personally think it'd be obnoxious of another family to complain about the way this family wanted to commemorate their daughter. And if its just because how big it is the cemetery should have size restrictions on tombstones and no one would have this problem.


It does negatively affect people, people don't want to go pay their respects to a dead loved one and see, next to their grave, a seven-foot statue of a cartoon character.

Graveyards are places for seriousness - if you don't want your death to be serious then don't get buried in a graveyard.
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#14
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It does negatively affect people, people don't want to go pay their respects to a dead loved one and see, next to their grave, a seven-foot statue of a cartoon character.

Graveyards are places for seriousness - if you don't want your death to be serious then don't get buried in a graveyard.

graveyards are too serious. the one where my grandfather is buried could use a spongebob statue. or a paid clown to hand out balloon animals.
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#15
Wow.

What a send off to the great jellyfish fields in the sky.
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#16
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They look pretty awful and are incredibly obnoxious, of course they should have been taken down - a graveyard is no place for tack like that

Oh, and the fact she's a veteran is utterly irrelevant.

Agreed on all counts. However, the controversy is because they at first allowed it and then took it down.

I think in such cases, the original decision should stick. If they can't get it right the first time, there's no need to cause unnecessary upset to the family by contradicting their initial decision.
#17
I wonder if her last words were "I'm READY!"

I like to think they were.
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#18
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I wonder if her last words were "I'm READY!"

I like to think they were.


#19
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It does negatively affect people, people don't want to go pay their respects to a dead loved one and see, next to their grave, a seven-foot statue of a cartoon character.

Graveyards are places for seriousness - if you don't want your death to be serious then don't get buried in a graveyard.


Why not? People should be aware of the possibility of huge tombstones being there when they pick a graveyard that allows it and why should anyone care about the tombstones other than the ones they're there to see if they're not even remotely offensive. Cartoon themed gravestones are made for children all the time.

Who's to say how the remembrance of someones death should be treated if they want to remember their daughter in a more lighthearted manner to help them cope then no one should object to that.
#20
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Why not? People should be aware of the possibility of huge tombstones being there when they pick a graveyard that allows it and why should anyone care about the tombstones other than the ones they're there to see if they're not even remotely offensive. Cartoon themed gravestones are made for children all the time.

Who's to say how the remembrance of someones death should be treated if they want to remember their daughter in a more lighthearted manner to help them cope then no one should object to that.


They're welcome to, but they can **** off to some gimmicky, tacky graveyard somewhere else.
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#21
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It does negatively affect people, people don't want to go pay their respects to a dead loved one and see, next to their grave, a seven-foot statue of a cartoon character.

Graveyards are places for seriousness - if you don't want your death to be serious then don't fucking die.

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Only the living will be offended if you fail to respect the dead.

But what about Schmidty Werbermannjenson?

He was number 1!
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#26
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They look pretty awful and are incredibly obnoxious, of course they should have been taken down - a graveyard is no place for tack like that

+1
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#27
I want my gravestone to be a giant penis. And my epitaph would be "1:1 scale of his member."
#28
I never understood the whole "respecting the dead" thing. I'm pretty sure they don't mind. I, personally, don't want a grave,
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