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BeautifulPeople.com, the online dating site exclusively for beautiful people, was hacked on June 20, 2011. All ‘ugly’ applicants are rejected from this website because they aren’t ‘beautiful’.
Earlier this week, however, the website was hacked. 30,000 applicants were approved to the site, regardless of the beautifulicality (a word I made up). The website says 30,000 "less than aesthetically pleasing" were approved to the website.
This virus that did this was created by a supposed “disgruntling former employee” of the website. The people approved to the site were removed. Possibly.
What’s this virus called? The Shrek Virus.
The text below are the official statements by the company by Greg Holge of BeautifulPeople.com. However, The Guardian believes that this was all a PR campaign. The statements are copied from PCWorld directly below:
- When asked why he exiled the mistaken members, he said: “We can’t just sweep 30,000 ugly people under the carpet.”
- He claimed to feel “very sorry” for the “unfortunate people who were wrongly admitted to the site and believed, albeit for a short time, that they were beautiful.”
- Hodge added that BeautifulPeople.com will set up a helpline with counselors to help the rejected cope with the discovery that they aren’t as breathtaking as some dopey-eyed silver-haired foxes.
No comments have come out of BeautifulPeople.com.