Blondes ‘still the butt of jokes’

Updated: Aug 17, 2010, 15:26 PM IST

London: Blonde women are still saddled with prejudice, according to Norwegian journalist and TV presenter Mariella Frostrup.

The 47-year-old media person said that she would have thought twice about going blonde at 16, when her father’s death left her grey, if she had known then what her shade of choice suggested to the world, reports a news daily.

“Being blonde means never saying you don`t understand unless you want to be predictable. Being blonde means always trying to tell the blonde joke first. ‘What do you call a brunette between two blondes? An interpreter’,” Frostrup told the Radio Times.

“Few women may be born blonde, but that hasn`t stopped it becoming a noun,” she added.