Music student Emily Reay is a natural redhead who has tweaked her auburn tresses into a more fiery red shade. Not a problem until recently her school told her to 'tone it down' — or leave. Her trademark vibrant locks, that she ironically won 'best hairstyle' for at prom, have suddenly been deemed inappropriate for sixth form studies.
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The call was for an advertisement for Milka chocolate and was spotted by performer Helen Raw. Spotlight went on to apologise for not having taken the casting call off its website sooner. However, it was published, and when we were told about it we should have taken it down immediately rather than try to amend it to be more acceptable. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more.
A redheaded high school student in England has been banned from classes for being too ginger, the devastated teen said. Emily Reay, 17, of Cumbria, was scolded by teachers who told her she couldn't come back to the Trinity School in Carlisle until she gets rid of her natural bright auburn locks or "tones it down considerably," according to reports. The burgeoning musician's hair, which has hints of orange, had been a "bone of contention" since the beginning of the school year, the news site said. It reportedly falls under the category of "unnatural" hair colors like blue or green. But the Monday news still stunned the teen, who won an award for best hairstyle during prom. Her standout mane is part of her identity, she told the Irish Mirror. Emily hopes she'll be able to get away with pinning up her tresses so it's less visible. Skip to content. Emily Reay, 17, has been kicked out of her high school in England for being too ginger.
By Jack Newman For Mailonline. A casting call for a Milka advert has sparked outrage after appealing for a prepubescent girl who is not overweight or has red hair. The actors' agency Spotlight UK was advertising the role of 'Mia' for the chocolate bar's Christmas advert. The casting call specified it wanted 'no children over 4ft 4ins', 'no overweight children', 'she must NOT have reached puberty' and she must be 'beautiful and angelic'.