Who Knew… A tribute to us Redheads…

Redheads, you either love them or you hate them… Either way I encourage you to read below:

In preparation for today’s post, I did some research… What I found not only amazed me, but ACTUALLY made me proud to be a Redhead.

As some of you may know, I rarely post pics of redheaded guys, mainly because I grew up as a redheaded kid and it was ANYTHING but an enjoyable experience. I can’t even begin to tell you the teasing I endured in school all because of my hair. And it only got worse once I hit middle school and we had to change clothes/shower for gym class (red pubes)!

But after my research, I discovered that I am actually SPECIAL because of my red hair. Only 1-2% of the WORLDS population has natural red hair. Red haired people are more sensitive to pain. Red haired people have “BEASTLY SEXUAL DESIRES”! and yet we are STILL persecuted for our hair color. In fact, according to the BBC, in 2013 a 14 year old boy in Lincoln, England had his right arm broken and his head stamped on by three men who attacked him “just because he had red hair”.

But red hair should be celebrated! I discovered a website (which has not been updated since 2010) which does just that www.redheadandproud.com, be sure to check out the Red Herring section – especially the Redhead Taunts link. It brought back some painful memories, but discovered that there are a LOT more names I could have been called… I guess the people from my childhood were not that creative, lol.

Hopefully, the next time you see a redheaded guy (or girl) you will see better understand what it means to be a Redhead. So in MY effort to celebrate the uniqueness of us Redheads, I present you with the following photos.

I hope you enjoy!