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by | 3rd, December 2006

IT’S been a while since Geri Halliwell delivered “baby Bluebell” to an appreciative world.

And what looked like bad timing back then the birth of Geri’s first child coincided with the messianic arrival of Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt now seems like providence.

Bluebell is the slow burner, the proverbial tortoise in the race; Shiloh is the impatient-to-be-noticed hare. Or hair. It is our duty to report that Bluebell is a ginger.

This in itself is no bad thing. Really. Bluebell can have a relatively normal life. Geri, no stranger to ginger tones, has a career rooted in her ginger, well, roots.

What is shocking is the non-gingers’ reaction. Bluebell is as ginger as a Jamaican cake, a Duracell battery in bonnet and booties. She is a grill head. She is a ginger.

But here comes OK!. And it tells us that Bluebell looks like the baby out of a Pears soap advert. You know, the child with the “shortbread-blonde hair”.

So much for girl power. So much for Ginger Spice. So much for truth. It’s not we who stare, says OK!, it’s the others who refuse to see the person beneath the hair. Granted, they need re-educating, shaking from their blonde, black and brown-headed ignorance. It is just that for now no ginger can be accepted in showbiz circles without a struggle. Bluebell needs to be reclassified. She needs to be a “shortbread blonde”.

“Careful,” warns Geri, and we fear a tirade every bit as fiery as her hair is about to erupt, “four of my girlfriends have got pregnant after holding her!”

We look again at Bluebell,

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