Sometimes Beautiful People Do Unattractive Things
Posted by Osagie Obasogie on June 23rd, 2010
The market for designer gametes has been flooded with odd ideas. We’ve seen everything from a sperm bank comprised of Nobel Prize winners to Celebrity knock-off sperm where donors are listed by which Hollywood star they most look like.
Now, Beautifulpeople.com – a website known to be shallow – is taking the game to a whole new level by using its online dating service as a vehicle for people to find sperm from attractive donors so that they can presumably have beautiful children. From the press release:
BeautifulPeople.com has launched a fertility introduction service to help members and non-members alike procreate. There are no financial benefits for us in doing so - we are simply responding to a demand for attractive donors. Every parent would like their child to be blessed with many fine attributes, attractiveness being one of the most sought after. For a site with members who resemble Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Angelina Jolie you can imagine the demand.The website’s founder, Robert Hintze, also notes “Initially, we hesitated to widen the offering to non-beautiful people. But everyone - including ugly people - would like to bring good looking children in to the world, and we can't be selfish with our attractive gene pool."
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Comment by Sh*t My Ex Said, Jun 24th, 2010 9:03pm
Wow. That's... Special. Also degrading to the very human race they are attempting to flood with "attractive" people. Ridiculous. I mean, IMHO, that is...