University professor gets fired for his beard

Pity Paul Roof, the Charleston Southern University associate professor who claims he lost his job after an image of his insane, four-pronged beard showed up on a beer can from a local brewery. The professor was competing in the “freestyle” category of a beard contest in New Orleans when the photo above was taken, and in 2013, Holy City Brewing began using the image on the label of its terribly named Chucktown Follicle Brown beer.

When Charleston Southern, a Christian liberal arts school, got wind of the label, Roof says, he was promptly canned. The University allegedly argued that the beer placement was “not representative of a Christian environment.” Roof claims he was not aware his likeness would be used until the beers were already in production.


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