A Christmas Card Funnier Than A Redheaded Step-Child

A Christmas card was taken off the shelves at two stores in York, England, after customers complained that it made fun of redheads, or “gingers” as the Brits call them. The card showed a little redhead kid sitting on Santa’s lap with text that read: “Santa loves all kids. Even ginger ones.” Ha ha! One redhead woman saw it and said: “I thought maybe it was just me because I am a mother of kids with red hair, but a lot of my friends and other people I know, we are absolutely disgusted. Society comes down hard on how people look and there are so many children these days who are bullied because of how they look. If the card had been about an overweight child then the shop would have been shut down, and so would the people who made the card.” So, there you go, people: life is very, very, very hard for us redhead folk. People just don’t understand our plight! The bullying, the mean jokes, the way even Santa has a hard time letting us freckle-faced freaks on his lap: it’s so scarring! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have an appointment to get my roots touched up. [via BBC News]