Britain Bans Anti-Redhead Newspaper Ad

It implies red hair is unattractive, agency says
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted Dec 16, 2009 6:13 AM CST
The offending ad.

(Newser) – In another case of redheads fighting back against the injustices of the world, Britain's advertising watchdog has banned a newspaper ad for being "anti-ginger" after three people complained. The ad, for a TV show called Dating in the Dark, reads: "How do you spot a ginger in the dark?... Looks or personality, who wins?" The Advertising Standards Authority said it implied "that people with ginger hair were unattractive," notes the Independent.

They aren't the only Brits seeing red. Yesterday UK supermarket giant Tesco apologized for selling a greeting card that said, "Santa loves all kids. Even ginger ones."

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