SIMPLY RED star Mick Hucknall has accused the media of racism, because they constantly refer to his "ginger" hair.

The FAIRGROUND hitmaker is distraught at the world's fascination with the colour of his locks and insists it amounts to racism.

He says, "(The media) always call me ginger in a derogatory manner and I've come to find it very offensive indeed. It's racist.

"But f**k it. Let them mock. I'll be relaxing in the sun, regardless. Enjoying my life."