Skip to comments.Facebook 'Kick a Ginger' campaign prompts attacks on redheads
Posted on 11/23/2008 2:21:20 PM PST by rabscuttle385
The teenager behind a "Kick a Ginger" group on Facebook is being investigated by police after reports of attacks on redhead children.
Nearly 5,000 people joined the online campaign which urged members to "get them steel toes ready" for a day of booting this week.
The website appears to have been inspired by a recent episode of the cartoon South Park, in which a young character called Cartman describes people with red hair as evil and soulless.
Dozens of children left messages on the page claiming to have carried out attacks on "National Kick a Ginger Day" on Thursday, and a girl in Alberta, Canada claimed that she and her 13-year-old sister were punched and kicked by pupils at their school.
The 14-year-old boy from Vancouver who ran the Facebook group has apologised and insisted that it was only meant as a joke, but the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has launched an investigation and warned that those involved could face charges.
"We do treat this sort of thing seriously," a police spokeswoman told the Vancouver Sun newspaper. "This is sort of inciting hate. It's a hate crime, really."
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Apparently this is going on in Calgary. First, there was the meteor...and now, ginger campaigns inspired by South Park. What the hell is going on in Alberta???
Double Canada/South Park ping.
I guess they’ve moved on from hating Bush.
The “Kick a Mary Ann” effort never got off the ground. Because Mary Ann rules!
Weird thing is the Ginget Kid episode was over 3 years ago. The story says it is a recent South Park episode. Wonder if they were also wanting to take a cheap shot at that “piehole” girl on the Bud Lite “Drinkability” commercial. She is rather annoying.
My ex is a redhead. Hmm ...
okay, I have to ask what that’s all about.
Make it a real good kick.
Redheads are pretty bad, but the true spawn of satan are liberals.
Considering the ease with which Cartman organized the gingers into a genocidal nazi like mob should be of great concern to us all.
My 6yr old red-headed son is in his second year of Kenpo, and just won his second match. I dare anyone to kick him.
Sorry about the loss of your wife. Hopefully you have found peace and relief from the torment.
Doesn’t ANYONE at ANY age have ANY SENSE?
Even a kid should realize this is WRONG.
**My ex is a redhead. Hmm ...**
Both of my ex’s are Redheads.....
but ... HATE CRIME??!!??!!?... so it goes back to another SOUTH PARK Invention.
Seriously. She’s an attorney in Croatia. Don’t know much else ... a descendant of nobility perhaps? Carrot Top’s mom?
The problem is they won’t bother you ... .
They’ll sense YOU are no weakling.
BTW, we LOVE redheads.
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