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Dating Site Dumps 30,000 Members For Being Too Ugly

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The beautiful people, the beautiful people.

To be fair, the site is named Beautiful People. But to be honest, they’re jerks.

Beautifulpeople.com is blaming a computer virus that temporarily disabled the site’s applicant-screening software used to rank aesthetic criteria for their decision to give 30,000 members the boot. According to the company, the dumped members were never attractive enough to even be on the site in the first place, and it’s only fair that they should be kicked off.

“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.”

The website works on a system under which members are able to rank applicants on a beauty scale. The decision to reject 30,000 cost the company more than US$100,000 in refunds and Hodge sent a regretful email to the distressed dumpees.

Hodge said the company was investigating the cyber attack, adding he suspected a disgruntled former employee may have planted the virus.

The ugly members cull is not the first time the site has courted controversy, news.com.au reported. In January this year it asked 5,000 users to reapply after they posted pictures of themselves looking chubbier than usual celebrating the festive season.

And earlier this month it sparked controversy in Ireland by declaring that Irish men were among the world’s ugliest.

What a warm and welcoming business! Don’t you agree?

(via MyFoxNY)

  • Anonymous

    It’s rather discouraging that tens of thousands of people are narcissistic enough to pay money to join a beautiful people club in the first place.

  • Beauty fades. Assholery doesn’t.

  • I love that you posted a Marilyn Manson video at the end. XD

  • Well that’s just mean!  Like Ashley said, horribly shallow as well.  Most people do not photograph well because they are just simply not photogenic, and are much better looking in person.  And who’s to say that bigger people can’t be attractive?  I’m sorry, what grade are we in?

  • Ashley Valencia

    How horribly shallow. I can’t believe (well I can I just don’t want to) that that many people even tried to join that site. Beauty fades guys. Eventually you’re gonna get really old and all the plastic surgery in the world won’t help you do anything but look even stranger. 

  • LOL love the music video attached to this post!, but really??? “The beautiful people” are IDIOTS!!! Its whats on the inside that counts!

  • I like this song!!! :3 Hate said site. How shallow can we get?

  • Jason Vajgrt

    AWESOME to attach that video to this story…is there any more brilliant of a reason as to why I love UB even being just a breeder LGBT supporter!?

  • watching this video, almost entices me to watch more and get to reading up on the singer/band

  • OTL… The world’s so screwed up…

  • you should, manson rules!!!!