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    Police are thought to be investigating incidents at the Wingfield Academy in Rotherham, Yorkshire, where at least six red-headed students were attacked on their way to classes on the same day.

    The apparently coordinated attacks are similar to an idea featured in the controversial US adult cartoon South Park, in which characters organise a ‘Kick a Ginger Day’.

    Parents at the 850-student school, with pupils aged between 11 and 16, have launched a Facebook group to highlight the issue, posting pictures of their children’s bruises and leading calls to ensure there is no repeat of the violence.

    One mother, who asked not to be named, said she had taken her 13-year-old son out of the school until teachers could assure her there would be no further attacks.
    She said: "My son rang me and said kids were kicking him, saying it was National Kick a Ginger Kid Day. He was scared so I went to get him out of school.

    "My son's leg is swollen and there are bruises coming through.

    “It is both boys and girls who have been carrying out this bullying and I want action from the school to make sure it does not happen again.”
    Good grief! What abject ninnies the Brits have become!

    Your pre-teen kid gets a bruise on his/her leg, and you pull them out of school, and then demand that the school "do something?" Holy crap. If I had been pulled out of school every time I got a bruise, whether at someone else's hand or through my own fault, I would have missed half of my schooling! Perhaps the only thing worse would be if schoolchildren were getting arrested for harmless childhood pranks.


    And before anyone rolls out the "panic" mat, no, I'm not advocating bullying. The problem is that "bullying" has become the new "racism:" anything and everything that someone doesn't like is now called "bullying." Newsflash, people: kids horse around, they get bruises, and from time to time they even get into fights. This ninnification of Western culture is pathetic and ultimately dangerous.
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    I have opinion on this matter, but I would like to know when it became fashionable to pick on red headed people. When South Park worked it into plots, I was kind of lost, but that means it's been in the public conscious for a while. When I was a kid this sort of thing was unheard of.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Tom Servo View Post
      I have opinion on this matter, but I would like to know when it became fashionable to pick on red headed people. When South Park worked it into plots, I was kind of lost, but that means it's been in the public conscious for a while. When I was a kid this sort of thing was unheard of.
      I remember it a bunch when I was a kid.
      "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."

      -John Locke

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tom Servo View Post
        I have opinion on this matter, but I would like to know when it became fashionable to pick on red headed people. When South Park worked it into plots, I was kind of lost, but that means it's been in the public conscious for a while. When I was a kid this sort of thing was unheard of.
        For as long as I can remember people have used the phrase "Beat him like a red-headed foster child".
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        • #5
          Originally posted by 3CharUsername View Post
          For as long as I can remember people have used the phrase "Beat him like a red-headed foster child".
          I always heard it as stepchild. But never heard of actually kicking, hitting, etc. because they were redheads. I was told, however, that calling my nephew a ginger was an insult. I have to say I'm completely confused as to the word. I just thought it was another name for a redhead, not necessarily derogatory.
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