Kirk Soccorso of New York was fired from his job as a demonstrator at his local Home Depot because of a regretful tattoo. He had been working as a tool demonstrator for approximately six months. He made the mistake of showing his fellow coworkers the horrible tattoo that was on the inner part of the bottom lip. This tattoos said “ISIS.” Soccorso insists that it has nothing to do with the infamous terrorist group. Isis was his ex-girlfriend’s name and it was her idea to get each other’s names tattooed on each other. “She had this idea. Let’s get each other’s names tattooed,” Soccorso says. “My name Kirk is four letters and hers is Isis.”
Not surprisingly, Home Depot informed him that he would not be returning to work with them. Soccorso believes he is being treated unfairly because of his tattoo. He insists he has nothing to do with the terrorist group. “I honestly didn’t know what the acronym meant until just recently,” Soccorso says. He is considering suing the company based on discrimination because of the tattoo. A spokesperson for Home Depot has made it clear that Soccorso’s termination was not based solely on the tattoo.
What do you think? Was the company right to let Kirk Soccorso go because of the potential ties to ISIS based on his tattoo? Or do you think Kirk is being discriminated against? Couldn’t he have just kept that to himself, considering the tattoo was not visible unless he pulled his inner bottom lip down for viewing? Do you have a regretful tattoo? Share your story with us.