RIP Gingers: Evolution of a Media Meme
It’s been building for 5 years. Content featuring (and often abusing) gingers was controversial, trendy, popular, socially acceptable and most recently endorsed by the Victorian Government in Australia. It was funny for a while. But thanks to a lame and very, very late grab at being cool and controversial by VicRoads and more likely, their ad agency, it’s over.
Highlights of the last 5 years of ‘Gingers in memes':
South Park ‘Ginger Kids’, Nov 2005
Summer Heights High, 2007
Sorry Ranga Day, Aug 2008
Gingers have Souls, Jan 2010
MIA ‘Born Free’ music video, April 2010
Pick odd one out on that list. It’s not hard. All bar one are either funny or challenging. With Australia’s new Prime Minster also a redhead, brace yourself for an onslaught of gingers in lame advertisements. Disclaimer: Obviously South Park didn’t invent the idea of making fun of people with ginger hair.
What were your favourite ginger meme memories? Or is there still hope for the future?
RIP Ginger memes.