Breaking Down Rumors about Your Carrot-Top-Ed-Sheeran-Looking Friends

Emily Richards shares five common rumors about redheads or gingers, whatever you may refer to them as, and determines whether they are true or complete lies. Being a redhead herself, Emily has had firsthand experience of accusations of being a vampire, a witch, and even stealing your soul.

Above is a woman who may be referred to as “Ed Sheeran,” even though she is not the famous singer-songwriter. Because he is so well known and incredibly ginger, his name has become a nickname for all redheads. Image by Emily Richards.

Explainer Journalism by Emily Richards for the Reynolds Sandbox



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