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TV star causes Twitter row after sticking up for gingers

TV star Jake Wood has taken to Twitter to strike out at the bullying and prejudice faced by ginger haired people.

The EastEnders actor is a familiar face on Irish screens and is considered a heart-throb by many fans.

TV star causes Twitter row after sticking up for gingers

However, the red-haired actor has lost patience with the way ginger people can be subjected to cruel and abusive behaviour.

He posted: “Bulls*** I’m calling this out. Why is it socially acceptable to take the p**s out of someone for the colour of their hair and not for the colour of their skin?!

“All gingers have experienced being teased and bullied. I’m not even joking Ginger Parrot UK. I’m happy to lead the army.”

Wood, who plays Max Branning on the popular soap EastEnders, has also appeared on Strictly Come Dancing and is a popular figure in UK television.

His online outburst quickly gained momentum, and was liked and retweeted thousands of times.

He received numerous comments of support, and of people sharing their own experiences of bullying.

However, there was also a group who questioned Wood’s decision to compare red hair discrimination to racism.

Written by Andrew Moore

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