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Local High Schooler Launches 'Hug a Ginger Day' Campaign

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It was one week ago that students at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas responded to a posting on Facebook by beating up at least 7 of their redheaded classmates as part of "Kick a Ginger Day," a pseudo-event thought to be inspired by a 2005 South Park episode.

Not only did the attacks provoke an investigation (and may well result in arrest and prosecution of the attackers) but has renewed the discussion of the extent to which kids are influenced by pop culture and the media, and the responsibility of the parents.

Now some high school students in Los Angeles are hoping to overcome the negativity of "Kick a Ginger Day" by launching a kinder, gentler counter-attack: "Hug a Ginger Day."