Gingers warned to stay indoors as heat wave hits UK

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Gingers warned to stay indoors

Gingers have been warned to stay indoors this week as Britain braces itself for a heatwave, it has emerged.

Pale-skinned red-heads could fry within minutes as temperatures across the UK soar above 20 degrees.

The south-east is expected to be hotter than Barcelona as unseasonably warm air is swept up from the south.

But while most of us will relish the thermometer topping an incredible 22 degrees centigrade, gingers everywhere will be gloomy unless they put on strong sun cream.

Claus Thomas, of the Institute for Sunshine Dermatology said: “While it’s good news for most, the Caribbean heatwave is jolly bad luck for ginger people.

“They will have to stay indoors, or at least cover up with a coat and a hat should they venture outside.

“The risk will be particularly significant in Scotland, where most people are ginger. The streets will be deserted.”

Ginger-haired Tamsin Jones, 27, of Ipswich, Suffolk, said: “I’m fed up with everyone saying how great the weather will be. I will get sunburn if I step outside for more than 30 seconds.”

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  1. Mel

    June 13, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Loving the comments especially the one about the gollywogs!!

  2. London

    June 5, 2017 at 7:02 am

    When you are from Australia and last summer it got up to 45 degrees.

  3. A 13 year old girl

    May 31, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    This is not true for me although I have ginger hair, I am very self conscious and a couple of my bullies are using this for their new insults, so if this was meant as a joke, thanks, I’m getting bullied again because of it

  4. Dave

    May 28, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    More orange really love….

  5. Danielle

    May 27, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    People need to get a grip ffs! Funny as you like ??

  6. Danielle

    May 27, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    ??? quality

  7. Tara

    May 27, 2017 at 7:31 am

    I have a beautiful ‘red head ‘ daughter who luckily doesn’t get bullied and takes jokes like water off a ducks back , however I find this article very disrespectful and prejudice as others don’t take the ‘banter ‘ so well. Narrow minded prat who wrote it obviously

  8. Sandra

    May 27, 2017 at 6:04 am

    Hahah I think it’s hilarious how seriously people are taking this article! Get a sense of flippin humor ffs!

  9. Nick Meechan

    May 26, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    What a PC buch of Ginger lovers. Theres people being murdered in your country by Terrorists. You should be whinging and doing something about these bastards rather than petty complaints about red heads. Get your shit together UK.

  10. Chris Anderson

    May 26, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    I think you’ve got that the wrong way round Nikki, if you haven’t got red hair you’re not actually human you know.

  11. Lee

    May 26, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    The “editor” wouldn’t reply to something like that, I imagine they probably get bullied themselves so hide behind the computer

    • The Editor

      May 26, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      Dear Mr Lee,

      On the contrary, the ‘Editor’ is enjoying a full and frank discussion on the Suffolk Gazette Facebook page, where 99% of people get what sort of site we are, and 1% get short thrift.

      As I said elsewhere, if taking the mickey out of gingers is worth reporting to authorities, I ask for more than 500 cases to be taken into consideration. Namely:

      Norfolk in general
      Blonde-haired women from Essex
      Scottish people
      Ipswich Town FC management
      People who get locked in loos
      Car drivers who hate cyclists

      Etc etc. And no I don’t get bullied, but I do get slagged off by the likes of you.

      The Editor

  12. Nikki Barker

    May 26, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    It’s not very nice to mock the afflicted and I think gingers should be treated just the same as normal people.

  13. Shirlie Brown

    May 26, 2017 at 11:41 am

    I think whoever wrote this is an ignorant git that is so racist pick on any other colour and it’s racism looking right now for a way to report this to authorities so you can’t spout more shite

  14. Emily

    May 26, 2017 at 10:01 am

    What a load of shite !
    I for one can have a laugh but this has rattled my cage !!!!! We are not aloud to insult any other colour so leave it out will ya !!!!!!

  15. Kay

    May 26, 2017 at 9:13 am

    You do know not all redheads burn don’t you?! Myself and my daughter have red hair and tan beautifuly. My blond son on the other hand burns when he stands too close to a 100 watt light bulb… Try telling him blonds have more fun ?

  16. Emma

    May 26, 2017 at 1:19 am

    Wow – as the mother of a very shy totally self conscious ginger – thank you for articles like this which I’m sure will come in handy for his bullies at school. I mean their actions are obviously totally justified given even the media are singling out gingers for ridicule – right!? What’s the big story for next week – dark skinned people warned not to spend too long in the rain ?

  17. Ginger Mann

    May 25, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    As a ginger man who has worked outside all day carrying trees doing hard labour. Any ginger person can have a laugh as i do with my work colleagues. I would be the first person to call someone a “ginger cunt” however i digress. If other cultures can ban others from saying certain things then so can gingers. Every year when the sun comes out you see ridiculous statements like this written by jealous dark haired nazis. These sort of “light hearted jokes” as you seem to deem it as effects ginger children across the country. It is no more than a form of bullying. Which needs to stop you wouldnt say its going to be cold tomorrow so make sure people from hot climates should stay indoors with seventeen jumpers and a wooly hat if they must got outside
    Which to say openly in England as it is today would be deemed rasist. So just stop gingers are people dont treat us like second class citizens.

  18. Lee Smith

    May 25, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Thanks for the warning. I’m a ginger with freckles and without this warning I may have turned into a red freckle monster. I wish the met office had a ginger warning rating as a public service. Last year I almost died when a cloud moved and allowed instant rays to bake me. Lucky a member of the public dragged my ginger tweed into safety.

  19. Trina

    May 25, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Get off ya high horses. My work mate is ginger and takes this with a pinch of salt and agrees. You guys must be so insecure about being ginger or red heads as u like to put it, same difference. As for racism comments… Seriously get a life

    • Emma connolly

      May 26, 2017 at 6:15 am

      My son is 13, ginger and bullied constantly because of his hair colour… Yesterday comments like the ones in the article were frequent ammunition for the little shits. So I’m sure all gingers will ‘get off their high horses’ once they aren’t the butt of every ginger joke while growing up.

      • Kevin

        May 26, 2017 at 9:29 am

        Im a 27 yr old ginger . Covered in freckles and burns like hell if its 15 degrees let alone 20-30 . Ive heard every single ginger joke going and gor bullied my whole childhood . But it has made me the man i am today . Stronger , determined, hard working . And if i hadnt been bullied it wouldnt of made me to drive myself to be better than them . I can honestly say i now have a beautiful ginger son and earn atleast 20k more than most of the bullies and have been more successful because i wanted to prove them wrong . So i actually say , thanks to them bullies because they made me better and worth more than them

  20. Gillian

    May 25, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    I was actually lying on a sun lounger for about 15 mins in a bikini, soaking up some vitamin D.
    That’s me had my full quota for they year now…the rest I’ll choose to take in pill format.
    Impatiently waiting for the snow to return ☃️

  21. Kirsty

    May 25, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    What the actual hell is this? so you can write about the colour of people’s hair and that they have pale skin but if it’s the other way round it’s racist?! It’s absolutely disgusting. So as you are assuming all people with “ginger” hair should stay indoors, I’m going to assume you are thick!! (It’s red hair by the way)

  22. Rebecca

    May 25, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    my sons a ginger and we find it hilarious, Racist lol it’s just a bit of fun no need to get salty as my Ginge just said, my two sisters, niece and nephew are also blessed with the ginger gene guess we are just lucky ha ha.

    • The Editor

      May 25, 2017 at 4:30 pm

      Dear Rebecca,

      It is a blessed gene. Long live the gingers!

      The Editor

      • Furious

        May 25, 2017 at 5:30 pm

        Long live the gingers! This article is outrageous you should be ashamed of yourself. You might as well put long live the gollywogs! When will you learn that picking on people because of the colour of something skin/hair or whatever isn’t acceptable. Stereotyping people isn’t acceptable for instance I bet your a fat, bitter, blonde, thick, Irish,tosser

        • Phyllis

          May 25, 2017 at 9:46 pm

          Why bring the Irish into it, that’s being racist ?? I’m s redhead with freckles so I just dodge the sun!!

  23. JJ

    May 25, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    I’m a red head and I’ve been outside in the sun. I am warm like everyone else but I haven’t burned thank you

    • The Editor

      May 25, 2017 at 4:31 pm

      Dear JJ,

      Thank you for telling us all that you are safe.

      The Editor

  24. gwen

    May 24, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Well I’m ginger and I live in Scotland ive also just been on a 7 mile walk in blazing sunlight and I haven’t turned to dust ive barely even burned ?
    Dont get so offended take it with a pinch of salt.Gingers are amazing lets relish in it ?

    • The Editor

      May 25, 2017 at 4:32 pm

      Dear Gwen,

      A ginger in Scotland? You must look very out of place :-)

      The Editor

  25. Dave

    May 24, 2017 at 10:50 am

    What a knob to write this stupid crap cheap riddicule to get some media coverage

    • The Editor

      May 24, 2017 at 11:08 am

      Dear Mr Dave,

      Just wondering if you are a red head, because you seem to have a fiery temper?

      The Editor

      • Alex

        May 25, 2017 at 10:46 pm

        I think you ought to be fired for this scummy news. Do you realise some people harm themselves and commit suicide over their looks and your mocking them.

  26. nina george

    May 23, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    i think its a bit of a piss take but at red heads expense!

  27. Tom

    May 23, 2017 at 8:00 am

    This is a really racist article.
    All human skin burns in sunlight, or are you so blinkered by your idiocy to notice?
    How do you think people would react if you said “Dark skinned people about to get darker” Sounds racist doesn’t it?
    Pull the article

  28. Gini

    February 21, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Ridiculous my son tans what about any pale skinned people god sake not only ginger haired people burn.

    • Anne Waddington

      May 25, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      I know I’m a fair skinned brunette and I burn unless I look after myself, but the sun lotions are so good these days no one should burn x

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