Beautifulpeople.com, a dating website exclusively for “beautiful men and women”, is causing an outrage after dropping 30,000 people deemed too ugly.
“We have to stick to our founding principles of only accepting beautiful people – that’s what our members have paid for,” the website’s Greg Hodge told The Guardian. “We can’t just sweep 30,000 ugly people under the carpet.”
30,000 “ugly people” received a rejection letter, and the company lost over $100,000 in membership refunds.
The Denmark-based website members rank the applicants on a beauty scale, but last month a virus hit Beautifulpeople.com’s software used to screen applicants, allowing a ton of new members. According to Hodge, he suspects a disgruntled ex-employee of the cyber attack.
The rejected “ugly” people’s fury has prompted the website to set up a counseling helpline to ease the pain of rejection.
I remember when I signed up for a profile over there. They set me up as a featured member, the hussies they sent my way just weren’t up to my usual standards. They screwed me with false promises. Total fraud.