Flight attendant fired for giving middle finger to passengers in viral photo

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Flight attendant Tatiana Kozlenko was fired by Russian airline Aeroflot over a viral photo that depicts her giving the middle finger to a plane full of passengers. To be fair, the photo is clearly a composite, combining a "selfie" of Tatiana sitting in an airplane jumpseat, with an unknown person's hand flipping the bird to rows of unsuspecting passengers.

The photo gets its point across, however, and received plenty of attention when Kozlenko posted it to her profile on Vkontakte -- a Facebook-style social networking website. The Telegraph reports the photo made its way to Twitter, where it was re-tweeted hundreds of times. Much to Tatiana's dismay, her bosses at the airline got wind of the uncouth image and sent her packing.

Aeroflot sent their own tweet telling followers, "Posting this photo shows Tatiana's attitude towards passengers and her duties. She acknowledged her fault when she spoke to her managers."

Kozlenko, however, protests this tidbit with another Vrontatke post:

"I don't consider myself guilty! The photo was added to my page, I only tagged myself on it!!! The hand isn't mine, the plane is not my company's!!! I don't understand what they spoil my life for!!!"

This just goes to show, you have to be careful what you post on Facebook. Or Twitter. Or Vkontakte.
Photo/Video credit: Twitter
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