The actor then shared a response from The Ginger Parrot, who he had tagged in the initial post, which is a community for fellow redheads
Rodgers is also working on a massive project to map the world's redheads
By midday, 1,200 people had showed up, said organiser Pascal Sacleux, who expressed the hope that "one day the jokes at the expense of redheads
will be a thing of the past, when everyone realises how unfounded and stupid they are".
But, in fact, the young Winston was a dashing redhead
are born with a genetic variant that causes MC1R to chemically function differently on melanocytes, which leads to less eumelanin and more pheomelanin production.
"This convention is great and it makes me proud to be a redhead
. I was never bullied about my hair and I was always happy with it.
We are delighted to welcome hundreds of redhead
friends - old and new - from all over the world.
Organiser Joleen Cronin said numbers were up on the 2,500 redheads
who turned out for last year's parade .
"And that's particularly the case here on the Big Island in Hawaii, where I don't think I've ever seen another redhead
It is higher overall than Ireland, disputing preconceptions of the Irish as the most redheaded
According to Eupedia, a website that investigates European ancestry and genetics, Ireland has the highest per capita percentage of redheads
in the world.