Elton John, Tyler Oakley and Jesse Tyler Ferguson named among the world’s most influential redheads of 2020
Gay men Elton John, Tyler Oakley and Jesse Tyler Ferguson have all been named as some of the most influential redheaded men in the world.
The three men made the Red Hot 100 Men of 2020 list, which was released this week. Elton John was named the fifth most influential redheaded man of the year, with Jesse Tyler Ferguson of Modern Family fame in 12th place.
Bisexual YouTuber Shane Dawson was named number 13 in the list of influential redhead men, with gay YouTuber Tyler Oakley placing at number 27. Elsewhere, gay swimmer Mike Del Moro was named the 30th most influential redhead of the year.
Elton John, Tyler Oakley and Jesse Tyler Ferguson have been named among the most influential redhead men of the year.
Various straight men also made the list, including some influential LGBT+ allies. Prince Harry was named the most influential redheaded man of the year. Meanwhile, British singer Ed Sheeran took the second place.
Tom Holland, who is best known for playing Spider Man, was named the third most influential redheaded man of the year, with Irish-German actor Michael Fassbender placing at number four.
Other high-profile redheads to make the list include Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch, as well as model Ken Bek.
The full list can be seen here.
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Red Hot is trying to ‘rebrand the ginger male stereotype’.
The list has been compiled by Red Hot, an organisation that is trying to “rebrand the ginger male stereotype by showcasing ginger men as sexy and desirable”. The project was started by photographer Thomas Knights and kicked off in 2013.
The organisation has also raised more than £60,000 for various charities, including HIV charity the Terrence Higgins Trust.
Elton John’s placing as the fifth most influential redhead of 2020 comes after a groundbreaking year for the legendary singer-songwriter. Last year, his biopic Rocketman was released to critical acclaim. He is currently planning to retire following his final tour, Farewell Yellow Brick Road, which is due to conclude in New Zealand in 2021.