January 27, 2004


The latest victims of ethnic stereotyping: red-headed New Zealanders.

Posted by Tim Blair at January 27, 2004 02:03 AM

They should be glad they don't live in Russia.
Over there, red hair means you're probably a witch.

Posted by: Annalucia at January 27, 2004 at 02:26 AM

I wish I had red hair. Life is not fair.

Posted by: Sortelli at January 27, 2004 at 02:36 AM

The Horror! The Horror!

Posted by: mojo at January 27, 2004 at 03:12 AM

And right next to that is an ad for Val Kilmer as John Holmes.

It's true--Oz likes sex!

Posted by: ushie at January 27, 2004 at 03:22 AM

Will lawsuits by blondes be far behind?

Posted by: Ken Summers at January 27, 2004 at 06:38 AM

Surely redheaded Kiwis were expressly designed by God for the rest of us (aka "The Beautiful People") to mock, weren't they? I claim dibs on on "Carrot-topped Sheep Molesters".

Posted by: oiskin at January 27, 2004 at 09:09 AM

I laughed, I laughed some more and thanked God for the Tasman Sea.

Posted by: Jake D at January 27, 2004 at 10:30 AM

Fact: Red headed people are fucking ugly. I know this better than many people because I don't have the luxury of fake denial, I have red hair myself and I've been paying for it all my fucking life. We all know it, let's be honest.

That said I cringe at the prospect of becoming the next whiney victim group with some sort of lame-ass anti defamation lobby, haven't we suffered enough? Can't we just bear the insults with cheeful good humour, manly stoicism and occasional ourbursts of homicidal rage at socially appropriate venues like pub and football stadium brawls?

Do these goddamn PC maggots have to make us look like wimps on top of everything else? This is just the sort of dirty trick a New Zealander would pull. God I hate New Zealanders. Oh, and Catholics.

Posted by: Amos at January 27, 2004 at 10:48 AM

The ad would have been acceptable if the student had groped a sheep, but only if his hands were not pale and freckled. Even sheep got standards.

Posted by: freddyboy at January 27, 2004 at 11:10 AM

I'm sick and tired of NOT being in a group that is getting attention and demanding rights. It's so annoying to read of another group that has a gripe and demands to be heard and apologized to.
What groups HAVE NOT whined and complained?

I'd like to form a WORLDWIDE group of people who have NOT whined and complained. We can hire a bunch of lawyers and ... country by contry sue the asses off these other groups for being annoying as Hell!! Hopefully, once they acknowledge our rights they will SHUT THE FU** UP!

Posted by: Chris Josephson at January 27, 2004 at 12:12 PM

To use the Californian vernacular, red hair and freckles are so not ugly.

Posted by: Peter at January 27, 2004 at 02:17 PM

Personally I'd like to see a coalition of Northern Europeans form on the grounds that as people with a high preponderance of pale eye and hair colors, pale skin, and lactose tolerance (yes, the people who can drink it as adults with no trouble are the mutants from human and mammalian norms), they represent an extreme minority within the larger genetic pool of the human species and need special protection.

Posted by: LabRat at January 27, 2004 at 06:04 PM


Hey, I'm lactose intolerant. FINALLY! A group that excludes me. Filthy CHEESE EATERS! I hope you get an ice-cream headache, you DAIRY FASCIST.

Ahhh... it feels good to be oppressed.

Posted by: Sortelli at January 27, 2004 at 10:03 PM

They're kidding, right? Tell me they're kidding - tell me it's all a joke... For the love of mike, time PLEEEEASE tell me it's all a bad dream!!!

Posted by: Joe at January 27, 2004 at 11:28 PM

Joe -
No. I would but I'd be lying. OK, you're dreaming - can I slap you awake? God, I have to live here...

Posted by: Craig Ranapia (Other Pundit) at January 28, 2004 at 08:57 AM