Redheads never get a fair shake. I can’t even imagine what it must have been like to be a ginger after that “gingers have no souls” episode of South Park. Everyone and their grandmothers shouting “EW SICK!” in their best Eric Cartman voice when they walk by. Fucking brutal.
It’s always been like this, too (the term “redheaded stepchild” has been used to describe an unwanted person for ages). Whether the word on the street was that they came from deep in space or deep below the sea, humanity has always shat on gingers for looking different. And as cruel as the “gingers have no souls” bit was, it was still a joke. People in the olden times legitimately believed these absurd claims.
Here are some of the most ludicrous theories about redheads from over the years.