A lot of gingers don't exactly help themselves either - they so often seem to love wearing green, which they really shouldn't. Green & Red are complementary colors, so they go well together. But Green and Ginger (Orange) are nearly-but-not-quite complementary colors - which is the worst possible combination, and guaranteed to clash (unfortunately, a lot of gingers have green eyes, so they even clash with themselves).
I actually think they are some of the more attractive white people, the hair color is rare and pretty and they usually have a nice look to them. I've seen some ugly ones but the nice looking ones don't get enough credit imo
I never understood either. Some people claim they're "freaks" since natural red hair is rare, but I think that makes it more special. Dyed red hair is becoming a trend right now, so I have a feeling that sentiment will die out more.