UK Chain Yanks 'Anti-Redhead' Xmas Card

Mom complains about card poking fun at 'gingers'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2009 2:10 AM CST
UK Chain Yanks 'Anti-Redhead' Xmas Card
Tesco has withdrawn this Christmas card after a complaint from the mother of three redheads.   (Tesco)

British supermarket giant Tesco has yanked a card from its shelves that poked fun at redheads after complaints from the outraged, red-haired mother of three redheaded daughters. The company said the card—which pictured a red-headed toddler with Santa and the words "Santa loves all kids. Even ginger ones"—wasn't mean to upset anybody, the BBC reports.

"I thought maybe it was just me because I am a mother of kids with red hair, but a lot of my friends and other people are absolutely disgusted," said the complaining mom. "If the card had been about an overweight child the shop would have been shut down, and so would the people who made the card." (More redhead stories.)

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