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megimoo
11-23-2008, 05:49 PM
The teenager behind a "Kick a Ginger" group on Facebook is being investigated by police after reports of attacks on redhead children.

Nearly 5,000 people joined the online campaign which urged members to "get them steel toes ready" for a day of booting this week.

The website appears to have been inspired by a recent episode of the cartoon South Park, in which a young character called Cartman describes people with red hair as evil and soulless.

Dozens of children left messages on the page claiming to have carried out attacks on "National Kick a Ginger Day" on Thursday, and a girl in Alberta, Canada claimed that she and her 13-year-old sister were punched and kicked by pupils at their school.

The 14-year-old boy from Vancouver who ran the Facebook group has apologised and insisted that it was only meant as a joke, but the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has launched an investigation and warned that those involved could face charges.

"We do treat this sort of thing seriously," a police spokeswoman told the Vancouver Sun newspaper.

"This is sort of inciting hate. It's a hate crime, really."

Some Canadian schools had appealed to students not to take the Facebook group seriously, as word of the campaign spread across the country.

Ironically, National Kick a Ginger Day fell during Canada's bullying awareness week.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/canada/3498766/Facebook-Kick-a-Ginger-campaign-prompts-attacks-on-redheads.html

Bubba Dawg
11-23-2008, 07:30 PM
I think the ladies of CU are safe.

There aren't any redheads here. At least, not natural ones.

Celtic Rose
11-23-2008, 07:31 PM
I think the ladies of CU are safe.

There aren't any redheads here. At least, not natural ones.

ahem :cool: 100% natural redhead here, and I seem to recall that Gingersnap is a redhead too ;)

Bubba Dawg
11-23-2008, 07:36 PM
ahem :cool: 100% natural redhead here, and I seem to recall that Gingersnap is a redhead too ;)

Crap. Gingersnap doesn't post on Sundays so I thought i was safe. :o


um.....

Celtic Rose
11-23-2008, 07:39 PM
Crap. Gingersnap doesn't post on Sundays so I thought i was safe. :o


um.....

Just try to kick me, I just got my brown belt in karate, and I have long legs ;) Come on, I dare ya...

Speedy
11-23-2008, 07:45 PM
I would love to see the reaction when one of these guys gets a well deserved beatdown and curbing.

BadCat
11-23-2008, 07:49 PM
An old saying we used to have when I was single.

Blondes are for sex.
Marry a brunette.
Redheads are for either.

Bubba Dawg
11-23-2008, 07:49 PM
Just try to kick me, I just got my brown belt in karate, and I have long legs ;) Come on, I dare ya...

Dang. I always get in trouble. I thought I wouldn't get into a fight until tomorrow night.

I've been watching football and drinking gin.

This isn't fair.

I thought the hair in your avatar was blonde.

Wait. That would be Teutonic Rose.

As a Celt, you'e probably thinner.....uh oh..... :eek:

What I meant to say was, I'm sure you're thinner than one of those Wagnerian opera singers. ...

That didn't come out right.

Okay. Okay. I think they should kick Mary Ann.

There. :D

EricMartin
11-23-2008, 09:35 PM
An old saying we used to have when I was single.

Blondes are for sex.
Marry a brunette.
Redheads are for either.

Seconded.

http://seat42f.com/site/images/stories/tvshows/MadMen/mad-men-ew-cover.jpg

Gingersnap
11-24-2008, 10:16 AM
ahem :cool: 100% natural redhead here, and I seem to recall that Gingersnap is a redhead too ;)

100% natural and 110% armed.

Something to think about, eh? :cool:

Bubba Dawg
11-24-2008, 07:50 PM
100% natural and 110% armed.

Something to think about, eh? :cool:

Dang.

You don't have my GPS coordinates ....do ya?:eek:

Gingersnap
11-24-2008, 08:30 PM
Dang.

You don't have my GPS coordinates ....do ya?:eek:

For you, baby - you bet I do. Oh, you meant mine, right? :D

Bubba Dawg
11-24-2008, 08:33 PM
For you, baby - you bet I do. Oh, you meant mine, right? :D

I just had a flash of how a male Black Widow Spider feels...:eek::p

Gingersnap
11-24-2008, 08:38 PM
I just had a flash of how a male Black Widow Spider feels...:eek::p

You're thinking about stick insects. You only decapitate the one you love. :)

Bubba Dawg
11-24-2008, 08:41 PM
You're thinking about stick insects. You only decapitate the one you love. :)

You don't have a Borg Queen outfit, do ya?

I can only give up my head once. It's got to be good...

http://www.borgqueen.de/images/queen.jpg

Gingersnap
11-24-2008, 08:49 PM
I'm not into synthetics. Have you seen Narnia? :D

Bubba Dawg
11-24-2008, 08:55 PM
I'm not into synthetics. Have you seen Narnia? :D

I'm a Lord of the Rings kinda guy.

http://www.movieactors.com/photos/LOTR249.jpeg

Gingersnap
11-24-2008, 08:57 PM
Sadly, not the right one.:p

Bubba Dawg
11-24-2008, 09:15 PM
Sadly, not the right one.:p


Once you've had a Dwarf, Baby, you'll never go back....:p

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/Texas_Rules/LOTR/gimli.jpg

Mythic
11-24-2008, 09:18 PM
Redheads are blond and brunettes combined!

Ironically, National Kick a Ginger Day fell during Canada's bullying awareness week.
Canada suceeds yet again...

noonwitch
11-25-2008, 12:27 PM
I was a natural redhead, but it has faded with age. I'm more of a strawberry blonde, now, although on Saturdays, I rinse it with henna and have somewhat red hair for church on Sundays.

It would last longer, but I swim in a heavily chlorinated pool almost daily. My color was fading before I started swimming, though.

Teetop
11-25-2008, 04:44 PM
Nothing gets my blood going more than a red-headed woman. :eek:

biccat
11-25-2008, 05:31 PM
Nothing gets my blood flowing more than a red-headed woman. :eek:
Fixxed. :D