Site apologises to 30,000 'ugly' people
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The last thing you want if you are using a dating site is for it to be full of ugly people! Especially if you happen to be a member of ultra-vain dating site BeautifulPeople.com – but the site has been forced to apologise to tens of thousands of "ugly" people who were accepted by mistake. Last month, 30,000 ‘unfortunate’ were wrongly allowed through the sites strict screening process after it was sabotaged by a Shrek virus. The site’s owners have now issued an apology to those ‘wrongly admitted’ to the site, who have now been banished from it. "We have sincere regret for the unfortunate people who were wrongly admitted to the site and who believed, albeit for a short while, that they were beautiful," managing director Greg Hodge said. "It must be a bitter pill to swallow, but better to have had a slice of heaven then never to have tasted it at all." The site requires potential daters to pass a strict rating system where existing users vote on whether they are attractive enough to be accepted. "We got suspicious when tens of thousands of new members were accepted over a six-week period, many of whom were no oil painting," Hodge added. "We responded immediately, repairing the damage from the Shrek virus and putting every new member back into the rating module for a legitimate and democratic vote. "The result is that we have lost over 30,000 recent members." The distraught ‘ugly’ people can now call a hotline to help them come to terms with the news.