TO all the carrot-hating, “ranga”-slanging, “ginga”-hitting titian-teasing nasty pasties out there: It is time for you to stop.
To any redhead that has ever copped the Ginger Meggs or Pippi Longstocking references, this is for you.
Allow me and my long red locks to speak out on behalf of all of redheads who have suffered at the mercy of insensitive people for a very long time.
To the nons, we redheads are the people that, for some reason, have a head you take liberty in picking on, and then say: “I was only joking” when you’ve clearly been a rude (borderline racist) bogan that somehow doesn’t see how you bolstered your seriously low self-esteem by attacking others.
THE world’s largest gathering of redheads got together when more than 5000 people with red and ginger hair came together in the Netherlands town of Breda.
Two young women with red hair attend in Breda, The Netherlands. Picture: EPA/BAS CZERWINSKI. Source: AAP
Called Roodharigendag in Dutch, the festival is in its eighth year and is the largest to date.
The two-day festival is a gathering of people with natural red hair, but also focused on art related to the colour red.
Guinness World Records event during Redhead Festival in Breda, The Netherlands when 1,672 redheads gathered for the 2013 Redhead Days Festival. Picture: Patrick Post/AP. Source: Supplied
Activities during the festival are lectures, workshops and demonstrations which are aimed specifically at red-haired people.
The redheads broke the Guinness Book of Records with a photo opportunity of 1,672 people accompanied by redhead Ronald McDonald, who was the sponsor of the event.
A little girl attends the Red Hair Day in Breda, The Netherland. Picture: EPA/BAS CZERWINSKI.
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Guys, guys: We have news about the ginger seal who was shunned by her pod! And it’s good news! After being captured on heartbreaking film by photographer Anatoly Strakhov, the abandoned baby seal — now named Nafanya, after a Soviet cartoon character, to whom she bears a slight resemblance — now has a comfy, nurturing home at the Akvatoria dolphinarium. And unsurprisingly, she is a big hit with the crowds! Awww, it makes you want to hug the Earth!
In case you forgot, Nafanya was abandoned as a seal pup by the rest of her pod because of her different coloring. But after being photographed by Strakhov, she was taken in by the dolphinarium and given a home. At the time, she was thought to be nearly blind, but her vision is better than zookeepers originally thought. Her vision is only impaired in bright sunlight, which makes us think about a baby ginger seal wearing sunglasses, and that is a wonderful picture to have in one’s brain on a Monday morning.
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The fine folks over at Ginger’s syndicate, GoComics have been doing these one-hour online Q&A sessions with Comic Strip artists with great success! For August, the cartoonists who will be in the hot seat include Rob Harrell (Adam@Home and Big Top), Darrin Bell (Candorville), Stuart Carlson and Jerry Resler (Gray Matters), David Israel (Twaggies), Dan Thompson (Rip Haywire, Lost Sheep and Brevity).
You can submit questions via Twitter by tweeting your question to @GoComics. Use the following hashtags (note the dates below) to submit questions and follow the conversations:
August 2 with Rob Harrell: #AskRobHarrellRead More
August 9 with Darrin Bell: #AskCandorville
August 16 with Stuart Carlson and Jerry Resler: #AskGrayMatters
August 23 with David Israel: #Twaggies
August 30 with Dan Thompson #AskDanThompson
The UK’s first ever Ginger Pride walk is to take place in Edinburgh city centre next month.
The light-hearted August 10 march has been organised by ‘proud ginger’ Shawn Hitchins to raise awareness of the prejudice faced by redheads – so-called gingerism.
The Canadian comedian will be in the city to perform his Ginger Nation show, which pokes fun at his ginger identity, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
He said: “Internationally, red hair is tied to the identity of Scotland and should be cause for celebration. I made a promise that if I ever returned to the festival, I would attempt to organise an event like this.
“It’s totally tongue-in-cheek, but in light of the recent attention to bullying and gingerism we can send a message to all that says ‘It Gets Redder’.
“The Edinburgh council definitely has a good sense of humour and I’m extremely happy with the response, it’s struck a chord. This is the first year and we’re starting small, and if all goes well I would love for this event to become an annual celebration in one of my favourite cities.”
The Ginger Pride march is aimed to support anyone with a “tinge of ginge”, but people of all hair colours are welcome to show their support by assembling outside the Balmoral Hotel from 11am.
Ginger wigs have been donated by local business Party Mania for those who don’t already have ginger hair.
Ginger Nation runs from August 3 to August 24 at Edinburgh Festival Fringe venue Dram House as part of PBH’s Free Fringe.Read More