'Beautiful People' Dating Website Culls Ugly People to Better Serve Humanity, Themselves
Denmark-based website BeautifulPeople.com, which recently stoked the ire of an entire country by saying that Irish men were the world's ugliest, has upped the ante, dumping 30,000 people from the site for being "too ugly." Last month, the site fell to a cyber attack that allowed a bunch of ugly people to pass the attractiveness test. Fortunately, the cosmos has been righted and those uglies have been ousted, because for beautifuls and non-beautifuls to intermingle would be too difficult for everyone. Think of the children!
Showing unprecedented kindness and acceptance, the site has a counseling helpline "to ease the pain of rejection." But they are sticking to their guns about the beautiful thing:
"We have to stick to our founding principles of only accepting beautiful people -- that's what our members have paid for," BeautifulPeople.com's Greg Hodge told The Guardian. "We can't just sweep 30,000 ugly people under the carpet."
That is true. Ugly people tend to scream and yell when you pull out the broom and start attempting to force them under rugs with it. Unfortunately, this only makes them look more hideous.
On the plus side, the uglies were given their money back, which apparently lost the company some $100,000. BeautifulPeople.com = Not so smart. Unless this is just a publicity stunt, which is certainly not outside the realm of
possibility probability. Even so.
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