Wednesday, March 26, 2014

MAN FIRED FROM JOB FOR DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS

LOCAL MAN CLAIMS HE WAS FIRED WHEN HE CAME OUT OF THE CLOSET (NO PUN INTENDED) AND STARTED DRESSING AS HIS TRUE SELF, MAKING THIS CASE RIPE FOR A LAWSUIT

BRIDGEPORT

Kent was not allowed into his work
place after arriving dressed as Superman
On Monday Emy Nent, 54, of South Bridgeport filed papers to have his name legally changed to Clark Kent. On Tuesday he was fired from his job as a grief counselor at a local Funeral Home, when he came to work dressed as Superman.

"I'm being unfairly thrust into the spotlight", a dejected Kent wrote in a letter to the editor.  "I know who I really am and I wanted the world to also know, but not in this manner."  Contacted by OFF THE WALL NEWS and asked to explain his side of the story, he had this to say:  "I've wondered about my true identity ever since becoming an adult.  It just so happened I married a girl named Lois Lane and we named our son Jimmy.  For Christmas one year Lois gave me a Superman outfit and we'd roll play in secret every weekend.  It felt so good jumping off the garage and changing clothes in phone booths, I wanted to come out then and there but my profession, counseling grief stricken people held me back. Then I discovered that when I appeared as Superman, they often looked at one another and began to smile.  That was the clincher for me, I decided to come out as my true self."

Funeral Parlor spokesman Darth Vader
before and after his accident.
Although Kent believes he is being discriminated against, his employer feels differently.  Darth Vader, spokesman for Lucky's Funeral Home said in a prepared statement, "I know what Mr. Nent (he would not use the Kent name) is going through. As a teen I was disfigured in an accident and must wear a black helmet over my face and head. Ever since the Star Wars movies I have suffered because of this.   At work I am known as Mr. V out of respect for our customers and their frightened children.  Someone dressed as a fictional character like Superman has no place in our lobby or grief rooms."  Kent's reaction was, "But I'm not a fictional character!  I'm Me!"

This case will most likely be decided in the courts.  OFF THE WALL will be there from gavel to gavel.


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