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Dating site for beautiful people dumps 30,000 people for being too ugly

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Bad news, uggos: BeautifulPeople.com is on to you. The dating site for beautiful people recently let go of 30,000 members because they were, well, ugly — or at least not beautiful enough. Apparently the site was hit by a "Shrek virus," enabling scores of people of average or below-average looks to join the service, bypassing the usual screening process. Reports MSNBC,

As a result, BeautifulPeople.com was forced to send devastating emails to the individuals who slipped through the usually ruthless admission process before the issue was noticed.

 "I sent them all a very carefully worded email, trying to be as sensitive as possible," [the site's managing director Greg Hodge] said. "But naturally many of them are finding it a bit of a sting to have been rated beautiful by their peers only to lose the accolade overnight." The company has paid out $112,500 in refunds to 4,500 of the 30,000 who had paid $25 a month for membership of the site. The others were still on a free trial period.

We're not sure whether to laugh or cry as Hodge stumbles over his words while explaining and justifying his actions. The Guardian quotes him as calling the rejected members "no oil painting," while making remarks such as "we have to stick to our founding principles of only accepting beautiful people — that's what our members have paid for […] we can't just sweep 30,000 ugly people under the carpet."

Which makes sense, because that'd have to be one ugly carpet.