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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Law Suit Over Beauty?

Really? I can’t make this stuff up.

Some dude in China sued his wife for being ugly and won. Ugh. Seriously

According to Bill Handel of KFI Los Angeles (which is notoriously conservative—they do or did air Dr. Laura & Rush Limbaugh after all) has reported that a Chinese man brought a suit against his wife after discovering she had plastic surgery and went from “ugly” to beautiful after $100K worth of “work,” and I’m not talking about a job.
Apparently all was well between the couple until they decided to reproduce. The baby, the man claimed, was ugly. Really? A baby? At that point he questioned paternity but he was the father all right, but his wife had failed to disclose her little “touch-ups” before the wedding and a judge ruled in favor of the disgruntled father. Oh yes he did. $120K worth of “damages” awarded to the man. 

For serious.

First of all, this is wrong on so many levels. While I agree that the woman should have disclosed her “change” before marriage I do not think that was worthy of a reward. Not money, nothing. I don’t think it was right of her to not tell him about it, especially after the baby apparently inherited some of her, um, less desirable physical traits. But a baby? Really? And you cannot tell me that the man was a stunner so the baby did not inherit any of his traits? Really? The man’s picture is not included in the article, by the way. 

I know, shocking.

Secondly, I believe many of us go through some changes before dating. I, for one, lost 30ish pounds before Superman and I started dating. He knew me though, so there wasn’t any hiding the fact that it was possible I had a touch of the fat gene in my family tree. Did he not meet her parents? Did he not meet any siblings? There is so much missing from this story that makes me think, seriously?

Lastly, the original article said,

“If you’re going to feel sorry for anyone, feel sorry for their child, whom will forever be known as the baby that broke her parent’s marriage – with her face.”

1. That’s a disgusting thing to say and

2. It’s really sad because it’s true, the real victim in this story is the poor child whose father actually believed it was so ugly it could not possibly belong to him. Harsh.

So who is to blame here? If the woman wasn’t convinced (by what?) she needed to make such drastic changes to her image than maybe she wouldn’t have done it in the first place. So who is to blame? Society? Her parents?

There is a lot of information missing from this story but I’m still sad for the baby and think the man is a pig.

Yeah. That about sums it up.


  1. What was that judge thinking. Any award should go to the child who will likely seek therapy...

  2. yeah. I was thinking that too.


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