It was about time redheads got their own public service announcement.
Television funnyman and ginger Conan O’Brien said on his show Monday that bullying against red-haired kids needs to stop. Using his celebrity, O’Brien contacted “Sesame Street” and got the program to make a public service announcement on being respectful of “cool redheads.”
In the announcement, which was aired on O’Brien’s talk show, tiny red-haired Elmo served as a spokesperson for his kind and, in front of a handful of children, said, “Elmo is here to say having red hair is really cool. Just look at all these cool people with red hair.”
Elmo went on to hoist photographs of famous gingers, including “Harry Potter” actor Rupert Grint and O’Brien, whom the little kids jokingly booed.
O’Brien’s self-deprecating segment is another reminder of why redheads are so spectacular. Here are some other exceptional gingers in the industry who are wonderful for their unique appearance, not in spite of it.