Prince Harry, Isla Fisher, Ewan McGregor and Emma Stone. What is the common denominator that links these four superstars? Yes they have all quite clearly been hit with the sexy stick but what else? They share the same shade of hair colour – red. If you saw one of them in the street you’d probably run over and ask for a selfie. You wouldn’t run over and take a big boot at them because of what was on their head would you?
This may sound ridiculous, but this is actually what some kids have been doing across the pond in Boston. No they are not kicking A-list celebrities, they are kicking gingers.
Students at Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School were inspired by an episode of South Park –‘Ginger Kids’ aired in 2005, there was major controversy surrounding its release due to its premise – to organise a ‘Kick a Ginger’ day at school.
Parents and teachers have seen red and have majorly kicked off about the incident. The educators have informed the youngsters, aged 12 and 13, that their “unacceptable behaviour and poor judgement” could be considered assault and is strongly condemned.
Melrose Public Schools said in a statement:
“A group of seventh graders chose to imitate an episode of South Park, called Kick a Ginger, in which they target red heads. We are outraged and concerned for both the victims and the aggressors for the impact that this will have them. And we are incredibly disappointed.”
The statement revealed that is wasn’t until injured seventh graders went to the nurse that staff realised the incidents were taking place. Terrified youngsters were left battered and bruised by their classmates after attacks in the corridors and stairwells between classes.
One of the victims involved, Alex Lock, told WHDH 7 News that the aggressors had a “mob mentality.” He said: “Some people they were bleeding, had nose bleed, had marks even on their faces. Somebody would come and say ‘National Kick A Ginger Day’ and they would kick someone.”
There’s a lot of shit going on in the world today, some of these things are proving pretty difficult to stop. Whereas others, like this, can be halted in their tracks pretty easily.
Stay in school kids, just don’t kick anybody while you’re there.