I remember a throwaway line on a sitcom years ago, I can’t remember which one, where a couple of characters were arguing. Person A says something snarky to Person B, who replies with something like “And if you were born in a different time, they’d have killed you for being a redhead”
Apparently, the belief was that redheaded people are associated with the devil, and thus needed to be killed. I’ve always just took that at face value but now I’m kind of wondering if that was true at all.
Considering the nature of the infraction, lets keep this to Western and Christian nations (since there probably aren’t a lot of redheaded asians or black people). Were redheaded babies ever killed due to a misguided belief of demonic association?