Ohio hospital places nurse on administrative leave after derogatory Facebook post

A nurse from Hamilton, Ohio-based Bethesda Butler Hospital was placed on administrative leave for reportedly posting hateful and derogatory statements about gay men and transgender people on Facebook, according to The New York Daily News

The scandal unfolded after the nurse, Cindy Carter, commented from her own personal Facebook account on story about the female symbol being removed from the packaging of Procter & Gamble's feminine hygiene products. 

Her comments have been described as graphic, expletive-laden social media posts in which she denies transgender identity exists and uses a gay slur.

"Women have periods, men don't. Why do certain applications ask for LEGAL sex … you're either male or female. There's no (expletive) in between," she reportedly posted.

She also used a gay slur and wrote that gay men "think they deserve everything," according to Cincinnati.com.

Ms. Carter's comments were screenshot and widely shared on social media.

Cincinnati-based TriHealth, the parent company of Bethesda Butler Hospital, said that the nurse has been placed on administrative leave "for her safety and the safety of our patients," while it investigates.

A Cincinnati City Council member is also calling for a boycott of TriHealth after the nurse's post, according to Cincinnati.com.

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