Ah, the caprices of youth. Or, according to the Associated Press:
Authorities say a 12-year-old boy assaulted by a group of middle-school classmates in Southern California may have been targeted after an Internet posting that urged students to beat up redheads.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Richard Erickson says the boy, who is redheaded, was kicked and hit in two incidents Friday at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas. As many as 14 students participated in the attacks.
Erickson says the attackers may have been motivated by a Facebook message announcing that Friday was “Kick a Ginger Day.” The posting may have been inspired by an episode of the TV show “South Park.”
The upshot is that the victim wasn’t seriously injured, but what the hell is wrong with these morons?
No, seriously. Say what you will about society’s ills, or bad parenting, or whatever. But how bored and stupid do you have to be that this sounds like a good idea?
Man, do I remember getting hassled and pushed around in the 7th and 8th grade because of my red hair. A gang of moron football players would constantly gang up on me at the lockers and make my life hell. …and the chants…red on the head like a dick on a dog….better dead than red…as unloved as a red-headed stepchild…believe you me…I have heard them all…and lived thru all the harrassment. I wish I could run into some of those bastards now. I am 6’3″ and weigh in at 220 lbs…..quite a bit larger than I was then. But it is really bad in the U.K. where the gingers get beatings frequently, or so I hear. But gingers are leaders. Testing has shown that we are typically more intelligent than the population on average. Thos. Jefferson and Geo. Washington were gingers….not bad genes I might say….