Why do the British hate redheads?

United States
August 14, 2007 2:06am CST
My friends and I all colored our hair red, because we love this color and because a lot of our favorite comic book characters have red hair, but I hear in Britain that people in that country hate redheads? Why? I think that they are cool.
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@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
15 Aug 07
Maybe it is because historically the Welsh have had red hair and the English have been at odds with the Welsh for centuries. Just a guess.
• United States
20 Aug 07
You may be right on that. My father's family descended from Wales, and many of them have red or brown hair. I do not see why the English would hate the Welch. The Welch are very beautiful and bright people.
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• United States
20 Aug 07
Ancient differences in political realms. Old cultures holding on to old struggles.
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• United States
3 Oct 07
You have a valid point.
@cikedo (3487)
• United States
19 Aug 07
Redheads are adorable. I especially like the ones with a ton of freckles and green eyes. Natural redheads have the best coloring I've ever seen.
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• United States
20 Aug 07
I'm with you on that. Thanks for the comment.
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@alnilam (969)
• United States
16 Aug 07
i would not agree with that. red hairs are common in that part of the world. there are a lot of people from different places from the world staying in my home town (mostly tourism) and a lot of them are British and a lot of them were red haired. My former English teacher who is from London is red hair.
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• United States
20 Aug 07
I hear what you are saying. A lot of my mother's family and father's family have red hair, and many of my ancestors are from the United Kingdom, so that is why I do not understand why people would say this about redheads? Again, like I have said before, I read comic books and I watch a lot of films and television and you would think that people adore redheads from the way they are depicted on them. Redheads are always beautiful and so full of life.
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@Vixx06 (162)
16 Aug 07
Whoever told you this is talking rubbish. I am English and live in the north of england. I have 3 daughters 2 of them are redheads. My youngest is always getting stopped because people are telling her how beautiful her hair is. English people have no problems with redheads.
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• United States
20 Aug 07
Maybe things have changed there then? Maybe what I have heard is old news?
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• United States
14 Aug 07
That is a bit strange since most redheads originated in that part of the world. My mother, grandmother and brother are/were all redheads and my natural hair is a light brown with red highlights so I'm used to seeing redheads arounds. It's become a very popular color here in the US lately.
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• United States
14 Aug 07
I agree with you, that is why I cannot understand this? There are some people in my family who are redheads, and like I said, my friends and I all colored our hair red, so we do not know why there is so much hate with redheads? I think being a redhead is awesome.
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@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
14 Aug 07
Well I am a red head and I am not sure why either. I get a lot of flack for being a red head here in America and then you have those who just love redheads. I wished I could understand their reasoning. Ohwell.
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• United States
14 Aug 07
I get that as well. There are people who love redheads and people who hate redheads. At my college, everyone loves redheads, but in my own neighborhood, people are divided on the subject.
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18 Feb 08
That's rubbish. I have a friend who is affectionately known as ginger Nic (she has the most amazing hair!). My dad's entire family are ginger (he has 9 brothers and sisters), my nephew is ginger... no one hates them because of their hair colour. Whoever told you that all Brits hate gingers is talking rubbish.
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• United States
18 Feb 08
Thank you for clearing that up.
18 Feb 08
lol, you say that like you out and out believe me. Seems an odd thing to say though; oh yeah, all people in Britain hate gingers... I bet your hair looks awesome!
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• United States
22 Jul 08
Well, I am also hearing it from a lot from many of the people online. Honestly, redheads are just like everyone else. Now, I am not a real redhead, my hair is colored red, but people where I live love my red hair, but I heard that in some places, England I heard was one of those places, I heard that red heads were not loved too much, and I guess that things there have changed a lot since I last posted this.
• United States
21 Jul 08
My best friend is british and as far as I know he likes redheads... I dunno about the rest of the UK though. I know for one thing... being a redhead in a public school in the USA (or at least more specifically, Texas) REALLY SUCKS. I was treated so terribly, bullied, teased, harassed, threatened... that I ended up dropping out of highschool (but, that was years ago... I've since gotten GED). Not just due to the red hair but it seemed to be a big part of it. ... Then I find out later on in life that many adults love and envy red hair... heh... go figure. I think a lot of it is jealousy. I love my hair... and naturally everyone else should too! hahaha j/k =p We natural redheads are lucky and so rare...
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• United States
22 Jul 08
Well, I know that in the USA, some people love redheads and some people hate redheads, but now with all of the redheads you see in the media, you would wonder how anyone can hate redheads? My real hair color is light brown, sort of dirty blonde, and I colored my hair red because I love it so much. At heart, I am a redhead. I love people who have red hair, I envy you people. Red hair is so hard to find and when you have it, you should be grateful for having it.
2 Oct 07
I'm from england, and i can't say that i've noticed any real predjudice on hair colour. When i lived in scotland though my brother was at that time a red head, he got bullied relentlessly ( the scots are often portrayed as red heads ) he got called all sorts of names. I think if people want to be unkind they'll chose the most obvious thing, in this case the hair colour.
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• United States
3 Oct 07
That's awful. Don't the know that redheads are people too?
@gradyslady (4056)
• United States
2 Oct 07
I didn't even know that. It made me think of the Spice Girls though and Ginger Spice and how she had red hair, but then they were from England which is technically different from Britain.
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• United States
3 Oct 07
I have heard it a lot, and I know about Ginger Spice and Prince Harry, both are redheads, and to think that people get on their case about it seems ridiculous to me.
@cmsk2005 (1770)
• United States
20 Aug 07
I know as I hard in the news few days back. You cant tell british hates it, there are some protion of the mass people who does not like this and also laugh at the red hair British. Like Prince Harry has red hair and his friends laugh at him. There are several example where british people has read hairs and are being harrassed by other British. few days back a lady sued her boss for harrassing her.
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• United States
21 Aug 07
I heard that same thing.