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SpongeBob headstone removed by Ohio cemetery

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A cemetery in the US state of Ohio has angered the family of a military veteran by removing a SpongeBob SquarePants headstone from her grave.

Kimberly Walker's loved ones erected a 7ft (2.13m) stone of her favourite cartoon character wearing an Army uniform with her name and rank.

The cemetery in the city of Cincinnati initially approved the headstone, then said it was not appropriate.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...canada-24629801

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As I commented on this story on another site, I think the cemetery initially had no problems with it, but caved due to pressure from family members of others buried around her.

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That is terrible. Lately I have walked around Lakeview cemetary a few times, mainly to visit the graves of Bruce and Brandon Lee, and have seen some unusual stones, such as the spiderman themed tombstone of a recently deceased teenager, or a huge cat grave marker which read the more people I meet the more I love my cat. Graves should be personal if you can afford it, to leave some indication of what the person was like. I would start a petition to have it restored if I were her family.

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My guess is that the Viacom / Mtv studios caught wind of this headstone, ordered it removed and paid the cemetery a boatload of cash to keep their mouth's shut about why it was really removed. Why else would the cemetery be so quick to cough up the cash for a full refund on the headstone?

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Fail Ohio. Fail

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Seems tactless,

however if it does wind up being a copyright issue, I can understand that

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Where's their sense of the whimsy? Make it into a tourist attraction and make some money for the town--just kidding...

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I dunno a wacky cemetery probably would do good tourism work

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Awww. That head stone is awesome

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