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30,000 ugly people dumped by website

Old Jun 19th 2011, 10:42 pm
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandsty...rs?INTCMP=SRCH

It was meant to be a dating website exclusively for the use of "beautiful men and women", where members ruthlessly selected and excluded those who did not match their definitions of good looks.

But last month when BeautifulPeople.com was attacked by a computer virus, some claim standards slipped and around 30,000 new members gained admittance. Now, in a move which has made those rejected "apoplectic" with rage, they have been unceremoniously booted off at a financial cost of more than $100,000 (£62,000) to the site's operators.

The virus was quickly named Shrek – after the animated film about how looks should not matter – as it attacked the software used to screen potential members. A helpline has now been set up with counsellors on hand to help the distressed rejects from the site.

"We have to stick to our founding principles of only accepting beautiful people – that's what our members have paid for," said Greg Hodge, managing director of BeautifulPeople.com. "We can't just sweep 30,000 ugly people under the carpet."
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This is everywhere in the media this morning which means a usual Monday morning press release when news is slow. Suspect a publicity stunt by the website.
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I wondered what happened to me.

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I wondered what happened to me.

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Too good for that crowd - like me!!

Strange though, isn't it? So-called "beautiful people" who need the help of a dating site to find a partner..
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