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21 Things Gingers And Redheads Are Fucking Sick And Tired Of

Yes, it's true. We don't have souls *eyeroll* H/T Ginger Problems

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1. Strangers randomly shout "GINGER" at us.

Twitter: @HannahRuthyT / Flickr: miss_pupik / Creative Commons

They either yell as they drive past, or even say it to our faces in the street. Even grown-ass adults do it. Why? We know what colour our hair is.

4. Our paleness also has other irritating side effects, like not being able to go outside for six months of the year.

Instagram: @doodle_kat

Unless you follow this oh-so-handy sunblock guide, of course.

5. And we're tired of hearing "Haha, maybe if all your freckles join up you'll end up with a tan. Haha."

See!! I TOLD you my #freckles join together. Look at the size of these!! #gingerproblems #heatwaveuk

Fuck off.

6. People always assume we're temperamental and/or constantly furious, too.

Twitter: @LindseyCauley

If we always seem angry, it's probably because of the dumb things people say. Like "you always seem angry – is it because of your red hair?"

8. But the worst comment of all is "Do the carpets match the drapes?"

Twitter: @bbyfang

If anyone ever says this to us, it's a cold hard guarantee that they will never see our drapes. Or the rest of our bedroom, for that matter.

9. Salons constantly try to rebrand our hair colour.

Facebook: GingerProblemsOfficial

"Tangerine", "Strawberry Blonde", "Apricot" – guys, just call a spade a spade, and admit that lots of people want to be ginger and are willing to pay for the privilege.

10. People try to comfort us by saying it's not the "worst" shade of ginger they've ever seen.

Warner Bros. / Giphy

"It's...sort of nice. Coppery? I'm pretty sure I see bits of blonde." No, you don't. It's red.

13. We've heard every insulting term you can think of.

Instagram: @redheadsdownunder

And we're largely immune to them all, especially the yawn-inducing "carrot top".

14. We're always being told told we'll go "extinct" one day.

ABC / Giphy

In around 2007, a scientific study was widely reported in the news that claimed we're on our way out. Since then, this bit of info has been thrown in our faces so many times we actually wish we could go extinct right away and not have to listen to any more bullshit.

20. And then there are the people who simply live to roast you for your hair colour. There are a lot of them.

21. But at the end of the day, they're clearly just jealous of how utterly cute we are.

Instagram: @joaripp

#GingerHairDontCare #CarrotTop4Lyf

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