Katharine Longworth, from Manchester, wrote on social networking site Twitter: ‘I was saddened by the Match ads on the tube. ’Emma Kelly, who runs a blog for redheads called Ginger Parrot, told the Guardian: ‘We had one comment on our site from a woman whose child has red hair and freckles – she said she hoped she doesn’t walk past one of the billboards because it would make her feel bad about how she looks.It said: ‘We have taken note of the response about our advert concerning freckles.There are plenty of us, who know it is what is on the inside, that counts. It's not your hair that's turning them if, it's that profile. I have an 82 year old friend, who still runs 3 miles on the beach every day.The girl I previously dated was a red head and she is beautiful. So her hair colour doesn't have anything to do with it. Just make sure you have the right attitude with it, because a good attitude surely helps also. As a former redhead who once married a redhead, I'd say the stereotypes are about as accurate as most.(They're not). He's suave, attractive (even at 82), and has had women all over him all his life. The ladies fell all over him even when it still was flaming red. Another flaming red head, married to a gorgeous Russian woman who he met while he was living there (he's an international consultant).
I'm a down to earth, sociable, happy youngish lady.
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This thread caught my eye,mostly because I have had several redheaded men in my life.
Following this feedback, we are in discussions with our relevant partners about removing these posters as soon as possible.‘We believe freckles are beautiful.
The intention of our ‘Love Your Imperfections’ campaign is to focus on the quirks and idiosyncrasies that people wrongly perceive to be imperfections - this can include freckles, a feature that is sometimes seen as an imperfection by people who have them.