Fully Tattooed Teacher Loses Teaching Job After Parent Complaint

A man in France, who has his entire body and face covered in tattoos, is no longer allowed to teach kindergartners after a parent complained about their child having nightmares due to his appearance.

Sylvain Helaine, taught a kindergarten class but, that all changed a few months ago when the school received a complaint from the parent of a child who wasn’t in his class.

"All of my students and their parents were always cool with me because basically they knew me," Helaine said. "It's only when people see me from far away that they can assume the worst."

Helaine believes that his students' first-hand experience encountering someone different from the norm could prove to be a beneficial life lesson.

"Maybe when they are adults they will be less racist and less homophobic and more open-minded," he said.

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