From the topic Life. Jay Pagan was bullied for having ginger hair and being overweight from primary school through to university. When he was young, children told him he had "ginger germs" and as he got older he was tagged in cruel memes on social media. Jay says comments passed off as "banter" at university hurt just as much as taunts in the school playground. And this summer, he stood naked on a London rooftop and was photographed for a calendar that only features men with red hair.
A history of anti-red hair prejudice
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Red Hot, an organisation founded to change the perception of red-headed men, has opened applications to take part in next year's calendar. The organisation has so far produced ten calendars as well as books and a global exhibition after being founded by photographer Thomas Knights in Red hair is the rarest of hair colours and accounts for just 0. Ireland has the second highest per capita population of redheads at 10 per cent, next only to Scotland at 13 per cent. The United States is believed to have less than 2 per cent of redheads. Alongside the charity calendar, Red Hot is also working on a short film directed by Kassandra Powell. Charity founder Knights said: "In the film we wanted to convey a heavenly paradise, where the birds, bees and butterflies fill the air looking for that valuable sticky-sweet nectar.
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