April 16, 2015 7:30 am -


They want her to tone down what is her hair.

Emily Reay, 17, who has natural auburn hair, is a pupil at Trinity School in Carlisle, Cumbria, and claims she has sported the same vibrant ginger hair for the last three years.

But on her return to lessons following the Easter holidays she claims she was ordered to tone it down after teachers decided the colour was inappropriate.

Now, during her last year of A-levels, Emily – who is naturally auburn – has been told she is banned from lessons until she changes her appearance…



D.B. Hirsch
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17 responses to Redhead Banned From School For Having Red Hair

  1. Warman1138 April 16th, 2015 at 7:40 am

    WTH , another school run and operated by idiots?

    • Dwendt44 April 16th, 2015 at 1:10 pm

      What do you expect from a religious school?

  2. Budda April 16th, 2015 at 8:14 am

    I know red headed women are distracting ( after all, they are beautiful ) but really?

  3. CHOCOL8MILK April 16th, 2015 at 8:42 am

    According on their school webpage, “Responsibility and care for others reflects the Christian ethos of our school.” They should add the following: except when you are a ginger.

  4. labman57 April 16th, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Red hair is a mark of Satan, yah know.

    • Ronald L April 16th, 2015 at 10:02 pm

      Gay marriage is the slippery slope to tolerance of red heads.

  5. whatthe46 April 16th, 2015 at 10:10 am

    leave her the hell alone. she was born with natural red hair and she shouldn’t have to change it for anyone.

  6. Snick1946 April 16th, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Redheads, “Gingers” are somewhat discriminated against in the UK and other places. IDK exactly why- maybe part of the lingering animosity against the Irish by the Brits? This also exists below the surface over here. When my son was little he had vibrant red hair and I once nearly got into a fight in a restaurant with some drunk who kept mocking him.

    • Jake April 16th, 2015 at 10:10 pm

      You hit the nail on the (red)head. The animosity towards children with “ginger” hair is just an example of English racism towards Celts – Irish or Scottish. Should that surprise you when you remember the vicious treatment handed out to Irish men women and children by the out of control English army in the 60s 70s and 80s.

  7. fahvel April 16th, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    “It’s fkt up dude” smart lady friend I have

  8. Bunya April 16th, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    So the school was okay with her hair color before Easter, but not after? Something sounds fishy here.

    • Dwendt44 April 16th, 2015 at 7:26 pm

      Unless she put some of that radical red coloring in on top of her normally red hair.

  9. Mike April 16th, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    C’mon she’s a Ginger…burning, drowning, or public disembowelment are really the only acceptable forms of dealing with the problem.

  10. tony cool April 16th, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    thats what they do in the UK who gives a shit

  11. Ronald L April 16th, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    It wasn’t that long ago that read heads were seriously ostracized.

    It’s hard for me to imagine since I have always thought red hair was gorgeous.

  12. rg9rts April 17th, 2015 at 3:45 am

    Guess they would ban the colorized l Love Lucy too? Too racy???