The ‘G-word’ sparks a flame, splits gingers

By Tyler Mead, Observations Production Editor

The G-word, or “ginger,” was popularized
in a 2005 episode of South Park in which Eric
Cartman, a character on the show, reported
that “gingers” have no souls and were basically
vampires. Since the episode aired the term has
spread like wildfire. The Observer sat down
with two of CHS’ very own gingers to find the
soul beneath the fire.
Senior Jeremy Weinreich believes that the
term ginger is just a harmless joke and does not
seem to mind being called a ginger.
Q– Doyou find thetermgingeroffensive?
Why or why not?
A – “Not really, actually. When people say
it as a joke or something, I think it’s funny. I
usually laugh.”
Q – Why do you think people say gingers
have no souls?
A- “Because of the South Park video, but I
have a really good comeback: Because it’s more
room for a bigger heart.”
Junior and Observer writer Joe Nolan is
taking a strong stand against the term ginger.
He finds it degrading and is planning to start a
ginger rights movement in the future.
Q – How often are you called a ginger?
A – “Probably five times a day I am called a
ginger. That’s five times a day that I am reminded
how different I am from normal people.”
Q – Do you consider the term ginger to
be bullying?
A – “I most definitely consider calling
people gingers to be bullying. I was hopeful
at the commencement of the administration’s
new “Be the Change” program but now realize
that this has only left us gingers out even more.”
Q – Why do you think people say gingers
have no souls?
A – “Just look at us, do you think we are
capable of emotions? Try to think of the last
time you heard of a ginger going on a date
or crying at a movie. We’re virtually robots.”