Natural Redhead Kicked Out Of School For Being ‘Too Ginger’, Not Because She Doesn’t Have A Soul
A 17-year-old girl whose natural hair color is Auburn but who dyes it to be even more ‘Ginger’ has been kicked out of school for weeks. The school will not allow her back into classes until she goes from being an Über Ginger back to just a Regular Ol’ Ginger. Let’s be clear here: the fact that she was kicked out of classes for being too ginger has NOTHING to do with the fact that gingers don’t have souls. This is strictly due to the fact that she’s too ginger, even though he’s had the same hair color for three years running.
Here is the teenage girl in question:
A teenage girl has been banned from school just weeks before her A-levels as her hair is too GINGER.
Emily Reay, 17, was told she cannot return to lessons until she dyes her trademark look to a more ‘natural’ colour.
Pretty Emily, who is naturally auburn, has sported the same hair colour for three years but has now been told her redhead locks are inappropriate.
Teachers hit her with the bombshell when she returned to Trinity School in Carlisle, Cumbria, after the Easter holidays and believes the ban could affect her exam prospects.
Emily, a talented musician, said: “When they told me I just burst into tears – I was so angry.
“I’ve had the same colour for the past three years, and nobody at school has commented on it.
“Everyone knows me as that ‘young ginger singer’.
Again, for the sake of clarity: she’s known ONLY as that ‘young ginger singer’, and not that ‘young soulless singer’. The existence of a soul, or lack thereof, had NOTHING to do with the fact that this ginger was removed from classes until she returns to being just a run-of-the-mill ginger.
Here’s a littlte more from the UK’s Mirror:
Julie, 44, said: “The school’s uniform policy clearly states no unnatural hair colours, like blue or green.
“Is ginger not a natural hair colour?
“They had Emily in tears.
“They don’t realise what her hair means to her.
“Her hair might naturally be auburn, but she’s had this colour for so long now it is part of her.
“It’s like living in the Victorian times.”
I don’t know about Victorian Times, but this lil ginger better thank her lucky stars and stripes that she’s living in the 21st century. I found this lil diddy from a website chronicling the ‘myths and history of red hair’ (which you can read in full here):
Red hair was apparently a sign of witchcraft in Christian Europe and it’s said that it was often seen as a marker of guilt in the eyes of witch finders. To what extent this is true we’ll probably never truly know, but it does appear from the evidence that red hair was certainly seen as untrustworthy and something that aroused suspicion. What follows are examples of this prejudice.
Again, none of this, not the ‘witchcraft’, not the ‘arousal of suspicion’, nor the fact that Emily Reay was kicked out school has ANYTHING to do with the existence or non-existence of a soul.
The girl plans on just showing up to school as if nothing’s changed and hoping for the best, so we wish her all the luck in the world at hiding her fiery hair, and passing whatever tests those were that British kids take and which she was forced to miss.