For some reason, that just ran all over me. I asked him about it, and he said that he only meant it about her, but still... it bothered me.
I think it goes back to being a little redheaded girl who got teased all the time, and then there were the blonde girls who were automatically beautiful just for being blonde. I know it's ridiculously silly, but I used to walk around with a yellow towel on my head at home and wish I were blonde instead of cursed with this red, curly mess.
Then, sometime around my late teens, redheadedness became cool.
As an adult, I feel blessed to have red hair, and I enjoy it. I also realize everyone is entitled to their own preferences, but this still hurt my feelings.
I know my friend didn't mean anything by his comment, and I'm sure he did only mean it in reference to Nicole Kidman, but it just frustrates me that I often feel sidelined as a redhead.
I guess I'm looking for some commiseration. Does anyone else ever feel like this?