"I really like your profile. What's your SPF?"
So there's plenty of love and support out there for us pale-skinned, red-headed folks who need a little extra encouragement.
Still, it's kind of a bummer that some kids get teased just for being ginger. I was never THAT red, so I really don't know what it's like. But I'm sure it sucks, and hopefully these bullies will grow out of it and come to realize that freckles are awesome!
But, until then, if any gingers in the world need an extra boost of confidence, just remember this: Axl Rose is a redhead.
And so are Conan O'Brien and Bonnie Raitt, and Willie Nelson and, apparently, Genghis Khan.
(But Carrot Top doesn't count. Because I said so.)
I applaud Hitchins and his Ginger Pride Walk. And maybe next year I'll be there in person to cheer them on. From a shaded, safe distance.
I'll be in the gazebo.
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