Red-Haired Teen Sues His Parents for $2M for Being Born “Ginger”

Fake news reports a redheaded teenage boy has launched a controversial 'wrongful life' lawsuit against his parents.

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A boy is suing his parents for allowing him to be born with red hair.

On 16 April 2016, World News Daily Report posted an article positing that a redheaded teenage boy had filed a 'wrongful life' lawsuit against his parents for allowing him to be born a redhead:
A redhead teenage boy has launched a controversial lawsuit against his parents this morning, for not preventing his birth, even if they were aware the high probability of his hair being red. 13-year old Liam Murphy, filed a “Wrongful Life” lawsuit against his red haired parents, alleging that they knew their children would very likely inherit this undesirable trait. He claims that they caused him a “voluntary prejudice” by giving life to him, knowning that he would be born into a life of pain and suffering. He is demanding the incredible amount of $1.35 million in “pain and suffering”, that is, monetary compensation for the entire experience of having a disabled life versus having a healthy mind and body, as well as $800 000 in “loss of enjoyment of life”.
Despite its reference to a topical controversy, this item was nothing more than another fabrication from World News Daily Report (WNDR), a clickbait web site that traffics in fake news stories. WNDR's disclaimer notes that all of the site's articles are "entirely fictional" and that any resemblance to the truth in them is "purely a miracle":
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