Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ginger Festival!

Apparently these people got together for something called "Redhead Day". This sounded kind of strange to me until I found out that the event is held in Holland, which makes the whole thing completely understandable. By the way, the event was started by a blond guy.

A group of gingers

While this is all fine and well, I just think the whole "ginger" thing is kind of bizarre. At the end of the day, all we're talking about is people with red hair. I really don't see what the big deal is.

"a family in Newcastle claimed they were driven from their home because of anti-ginger abuse in 2007"

Whoa, hold on now. Are you serious?

"After an anti-ginger South Park episode, Kick a Ginger Day started in Canada and someone was seriously hurt."

This is hilarious and depressing at the same time.

"Do people with red hair really want to seek out the company of those with similar colouring?

This exclusive community is already functioning and making money for Brigitte van Hengel. She runs a ginger modelling agency and is looking to add a ginger-only theatre company ... Alan Petrie has travelled from Aberdeen to research the possibility of starting a ginger community in Scotland."

So if I understand this correctly, gingers are a quasi-ethnic, persecuted minority yet at the same time they want to form a "genetically pure" segregated community? These people are like the Nazis and the Jews all rolled into one! Can this get any crazier?

"Ironically, claims of racial discrimination were also invoked when Mr Rouwenhorst investigated the possibility of getting his festival noted in the Guinness World Records. Redheads, he was told, were considered a minority by its editors, who will not record events based on racial characteristics."

I have no idea what's going on.

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