Protest in Camden Town: ‘Protect the angelic looks of natural blondes’

imageWHILE the council was working out what it wanted to do about the buskers outside Camden Town tube station before Christmas, the debate did not quite get around to whether there needs to be a licensing policy too on…. protesters standing there with placards calling for angelic natural blonde people to be protected.

Because there she was, National Blond Day campaigner Maria de Jesus-Lucungo, who frets that the world’s supply of naturally blonde people is depleted and that one day grandchildren will only be able to read about them in books.

Search for this underreported global crisis on the web and you might come across the ‘disappearing blonde gene’ wikipedia page and the odd story of how the theory – often including the worrying fact that Finland is likely to give birth to the world’s last natural blonde in the next 200 years – had been picked up by the BBC and some newspapers in 20o2.

The World Health Organisatin released a press statement back then: “In response to recent media reports citing an alleged World Health Organization (WHO) study predicting the extinction of the naturally blonde hair gene, WHO wishes to clarify that it has never conducted research on this subject. Nor, to the best of its knowledge, has WHO issued a report predicting that ‘natural blondes are likely to be extinct by 2202’. WHO has no knowledge of how these news reports originated but would like to stress that we have no opinion on the future existence of blondes.”

Late last year, after, Maria’s appearance in Camden Town with her placards, Jak Hutchcraft at Vice tracked her down and you can read the interview HERE.

She still sounds convinced: “If blondes disappear, then you will have to explain that, once upon a time, we used to have another type of white people and the child might not believe it. This is what I’m trying to avoid. We don’t have to let it get that far. In England, we need somebody to stand up for blonds in the House of Commons. It’s like if you have a garden and one flower is dying out, then the gardener will do something to revive it. His concentration will be on that particular one, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t like all the others. I like everyone the same.”

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