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Tesco Management? Morons

By Wyatt Earp | December 15, 2009

Tesco Sucks

If anyone can explain the rampant “ginger” discrimination, I would love to hear it. I guess since you can’t make fun of gays, minorities, or religious groups, people feel the need to target people with red hair. Animals.

LONDON – Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco apologised on Tuesday after complaints that a Christmas card it sold was offensive to people with ginger hair.

The card in question shows a child with red hair sitting on the lap of Santa Claus under the banner: “Santa loves all kids. Even ginger ones.”

Davinia Phillips, whose three children all have red hair, was enraged when she saw the card at one of Tesco’s stores in northern England.

“I just don’t find it funny at all. If it had been about a black child or an overweight child the store would have been shut down by now.” (H/T – )

Absolutely 100% correct. As the father of two beautiful, red-haired children, I think this is a pretty despicable move by Tesco. God help the first kid who makes fun of Kyle. As a soccer goalkeeper, it’ll be cool to see him kick the other kid’s teeth a good 50 yards.

It’s a shame that Tesco does not have stores across the pond, because I would love to boycott the bastards.

Topics: WTF? | 16 Comments »

16 Responses to “Tesco Management? Morons”

  1. Ingineer66 Says:
    December 15th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    WTF Why would anyone say that about kids with red hair? What’s next a card that says Santa even likes crippled kids.

  2. joated Says:
    December 15th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    This is an old, old bias in jolly old England. Might date back to the Scots Problem…or the Irish Problem …or heck, the Viking Problem. (Remember Eric the Red?) Even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote about it when Sherlock Holmes investigated The Red Headed League.

    Doesn’t make it right. Just old.

  3. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    December 15th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Red hair is unusual, there are plenty of brunettes and blondes out there, but redheads are special. (I hope to be one someday with the right colorist!) The Tesco thing sounds like an episode of South Park.

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 15th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Ingineer66 – See? That would cause a much larger outrage!

    Joated – Old and stupid. Like Helen Thomas.

    Mrs. Crankipants – I find redheads extremely attractive, and when the missus used to do the highlight thing, she was richly rewarded. Besides, blondes are overrated . . . because they never dated me.

  5. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    December 15th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    I always wanted freckles, however since I have olive skin- it was never gonna happen. Best I could do was marry a boy with them and hope my offspring had them. That didn’t work out either. Oh well.

    Never had a thing for blonde men, but I do like blue eyes.

  6. Red Says:
    December 15th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    The whole “Kick a Ginger Day” thing from South Park has created a bit of a mess. A little kid near my city (in Southern Ontario) was beaten up because he had red hair. I got a few hugs instead, probably because I would also kick their teeth in. :D

  7. RT Says:
    December 15th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    What I don’t get is that a lot of the “ginger” stuff started in the UK. HELLOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have they checked their DNA? Geesh.

    I find red hair unique and beautiful. Your kids look especially cute with it. :)

  8. Randal Graves Says:
    December 15th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Wait, c’mon. Everybody here is upset that a store sells a card that makes fun of someone? Really?

    Davinia needs some thicker skin. I guess she’ll be suing for millions soon for pain and suffering.

    I’m upset that they called their hair “ginger”. Ginger isn’t a color; it’s a character on Gilligan’s Island.

  9. Code Monkey Says:
    December 16th, 2009 at 1:00 am

    Luckily, I have no soul, so I couldn’t care less.

  10. AJ Lynch Says:
    December 16th, 2009 at 9:20 am


    I could never decide who was hotter – Ginger or Maryann. Heh.


    I believe it is still OK to pick on Indians and Pakistanis like Apoo!

  11. marvin Says:
    December 16th, 2009 at 11:23 am

    I need pictures of what good looking red heads might look like.

  12. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 16th, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Mrs. Crankipants – Kyle, Erik, Julia and I are all blue. The missus and Kevin are hazel. Heh.

    Red – Hugs = good. Lost teeth = bad. Got it.

    RT – Well, when they aren’t driving us crazy, they are.

    Randal – I’m taking into account the totality of the circumstances. (Ooh, police term!) The “Kick A Ginger Day” set me off. This is just gravy.

    Code Monkey – She’s a ginger! Burn her! Heh.

    AJ – Maryann – Every day of the week.

    Marvin – I prefer Amy Adams.

  13. Snigs Says:
    December 16th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    You may want to kick me after I say this, Wyatt, but …

    Are we only supposed to be against political correctness when it’s something that doesn’t touch us?

  14. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 16th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Snigs – I see your point, but again, with two redheads in the family, this story strikes a nerve. Probably a little hypocritical of me, but there it is.

  15. Ingineer66 Says:
    December 16th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Snigs if they were making fun of red-haired adults I would say you have a point, but making fun of kids of any stripe is not ok and not covered by political correctness. IMHO

  16. Code Monkey Says:
    December 16th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Actually, I’m ready to become a protected class so I can scream “hostile work environment” every time someone looks at me funny. This work stuff is for the birds. I’m ready to retire with the cash I’ll get from my lawsuits.