12 Annoying Questions Only Redheads Get Asked
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12 Annoying Questions Only Redheads Get Asked

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12 Annoying Questions Only Redheads Get Asked

When it comes to hair color, redheads naturally receive plenty of attention. For anyone who is naturally a redhead, like myself, you notice that people often ask you very specific questions that they would not ask a blonde or brunette.

1. Is that your natural hair color?

Yes, it's only been that way my entire life. Thank you.

2. Do your parents have red hair?

This is generally asked after the first question, and it does grow old. Not all redheads have parents with red hair. Some do, but not all. According to the National Institutes of Health, the gene for red hair is recessive, which means it is more likely to skip a generation or even more. Both parents must carry a copy of the MC1R gene in order to produce a child with red hair. Science, am I right?

3. Would you ever want to dye your hair?

No way! Why would you want to blend in when you can uniquely stand out? Redheads have more fun anyway.

4. Has anyone ever told you that you look like [insert celebrity with red hair here]?

Sure, we all get told that we look like [insert red-haired celebrity here], but some comparisons go as far as only having red hair in common. Not all of us look like Emma Stone or Prince Harry, but we'll take it as a compliment.

5. Can you go out in the sun?

Of course redheads can go out in the sun. We don't live in caves. Although we might need to slather on sunscreen beforehand, we're fine going outdoors.

6. Aren't redheads dying out?

Wow, you must be fun at parties if you ask this bleak question. However, redheads ARE NOT dying out. The myth that redheads are going extinct has been perpetuated over the last few years and simply is false. Despite this rumor continuing to live on, redheads are not going anywhere. We are like genetic unicorns, and we take pride in being so.

7. Do the carpets match?

Let me stop you right there... because that question is gross. This is probably the most offensive thing you can ask a redhead and why anyone would ask this is beyond me. Not one redhead likes being asked this. Not one single person. Please get your mind out of the gutter and proceed to the nearest exit.

8. Is it true that redheads have a fiery temper?

Would you like to find out?

9. Have you ever seen that one episode of South Park?

Yes, we unfortunately know exactly which episode you're referring to. Most of us with red hair have seen the infamous "Ginger Kids" episode multiple times growing up. It's not exactly funny anymore when you've seen the same clips over and over again.

10. Do you have a soul?

Haha very funny... That's totally something redheads haven't heard a million times.

11. Are you Irish/Scottish?

Typically yes, there are many redheads who have some Irish or Scottish ancestry. If your follow-up question contains asking about how much we know about our heritage, or if we can do an Irish step dance, prepare yourself for recieving side-eye from us.

12. Do you like being a redhead?

Always. Is that even a question?

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