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.