17 Very Real Problems Only Gingers Will Understand

I got 99 problems, but a tan ain’t one.

1. You are constantly getting mistaken for other gingers.

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Contrary to popular belief, we don’t all look alike.

2. Your friends ridicule you when you return from a tropical vacation without a tan.

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Just FYI, “tanned ginger” - oxymoron.

3. You struggle to find a patch of shade while your friends frolic in the sun.

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4. You have been asked whether or not you have a soul.

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Thanks a lot, South Park.

5. People regularly assume you are Irish.

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Sure, let me just get out my leprechaun suit and pot of gold and we’ll call it a day!

6. You get blamed for arbitrary things simply because you have red hair.


7. You can’t wear certain colours because they will clash with your hair.

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But I don’t even own any pink. #gingerproblems

8. You have been a victim of this infamous and rather aggressive holiday.

Yup, this actually occurred.

9. It ain’t easy being a ginger seal either.


10. Or a ginger celeb.

I keep attracting Ginger dudes who want to chat to me about thier problems with being Ginger. It's abit weird

— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran)

We feel you, Ed.

11. You get sunburnt despite smothering your body with sunscreen.

Yes, that is SPF 100+. If you’re not a ginger, you probs didn’t know that even existed.

…so this is literally the only solution.

12. The authenticity of your hair colour is constantly being questioned.

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BLOODY YES, you can’t buy a colour this fab at the hair salon honey.

13. You hang out with another redheaded and people automatically assume you’re twins.

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We can’t all be Hallie and Annie. Soz.

14. You have been called a Weasley.

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Althought tbh, I really wouldn’t mind being in that family.

15. When the sun reflects off your ghostly pale skin, you become momentarily blinded.

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We’re talkin Edward Cullen level pale here.

16. You’ve been told to dress up as a gingerbread man for Halloween.

Living proof that gingers are the masters of puns.

17. This horrific reality.

Pray 4 us.

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