Britain Bans Anti-Redhead Newspaper Ad

It implies red hair is unattractive, agency says
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 16, 2009 6:13 AM CST
Britain Bans Anti-Redhead Newspaper Ad
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.

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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." (Read more hair stories.)

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