I have a questioning regarding red hair--I know that the Tudors were redheads and that red hair became a really popular color during Queen Elizabeth's reign (as she of course was a redhead.)
However, I recently read that redheads in the UK today are often discriminated against and disparaging called "gingers."
Also, the Puritans believed that red hair people were more likely to be witches.
How did red hair go from being a sign of royalty to something considered evil or undesirable?
Also, this is un-Tudor related but I was wondering if people in the UK really don't like "gingers" or if its some kind of odd joke. I read the whole "ginger prejudice" thing on wiki so I am unsure if its true.
Thanks for reading/answering my question!