Sperm Banks Don’t Want Gingers

Yes, you read that right folks. One of the biggest sperm banks in the world is saying no thank you to sperm donors with ginger locks. Talk about discrimination at it’s finest. This all on the heels of that poor red-headed seal being abandoned by his family and left on a beach. Ole Schou, the director of the sperm bank explained the situation:

“There are too many redheads in relation to demand. I do not think you chose a redhead, unless the partner – for example, the sterile male – has red hair, or because the lone woman has a preference for redheads. And that’s perhaps not so many, especially in the latter case.”

Yikes. First nature tells us that they don’t want a ginger (re: the seal story), and now sperm banks are even turning down sperm with the genetics to pro-create gingy babies. It is a common myth that red-heads can be unlucky and according to South Park’s Eric Cartman, gingers have no souls. In lieu of this little announcement, I’ve decided to share my five favorite celebrity gingers with you below.


Who doesn’t love Debra Messing? I fell in love with this red head when she starred on Will & Grace. Now, I cannot wait for her on the new NBC musical show, Smash.


Conan is definitely one of the funniest red-heads I know. He owns his ginger essence so well including the promos for his new show which is just his red coiffe. Amazing.


This girl is hot hot hot right now. I noticed this ginger comedian first in Zombieland but she burst into superstardom with the launch of Easy A. Definitely on the “red-hot” list.


Prince Harry isn’t only a red-head, but a “Royal Red-Head.” It doesn’t get much better than that. Well, it doesn’t hurt that he is totally sexy as well. Am I right?


I couldn’t do a top five ginger list without including our very own Rich. If you’ve met this character in person, he’ll bring a smile to your day but will be the first to call you on your B.S. Gotta love him.

  • Ewan

    Emma Stone isn’t a natural red-head. She changed it for Superbad and then went on to don the look till now except for Spiderman.

    She’s hot as a red-head nonetheless.

  • keith

    I’m not a redhead, but I have been; I think that is awful, especially to announce it with harsh words.
    I have a few of my favourite gingers to add to the list:
    Julianne Moore
    Tilda Swinton
    Cintia Dicker
    Susan Sarandon
    Karen Elson
    Lily Cole
    Jesse Tyler ferguson
    Rita Hayworth

  • Rich is absolutely gorgeous! It’s a shame about ginger sperm. I’m sure there are volunteers who will take it.

  • EZ

    I’m am terribly upset…

  • I once read an article about 10 years ago saying that there wouldn’t be any gingers born after 2020, because other genetic traits would take over. At the time I thought it was a ludicrous theory, but if a lot of people share this sperm bank’s opinion, it may actually be possible. Maybe not by 2020, but in the nearer future.

  • LS

    I would add my favorite redhead to this list… Amy Adams!!!

    On a side note, Debra messing is also not a natural red-head.

  • I was totally left out of this one. Ouch, Tyrell…ouch…

  • Hahaha. Thanks for the shout out Tyrell. Although… technically, I am “strawberry blonde” 😉

    Thanks GayBachelorBlog!