Friday, October 26, 2012

Man sues wife for ugly genes

Here is a funny story:
Divorces are never pretty, but this one is pretty ugly. A man from northern China divorced and sued his wife for being ugly. He won $120,000 in the lawsuit and has once again made the world question the validity of phrases like “marriage” and “love”.

The northern Chinese man, Jian Feng, married his wife and was reportedly absolutely in love with her. Soon, as will happen, she became pregnant and gave birth to a baby girl, which was when the problems arose for Feng.

He thought the baby was incredibly ugly, to the point where it horrified him. The baby resembled neither of her parents, so Feng demanded to know who the father was, because jumping to conclusions about your wife’s faithfulness is the obvious thing to do when you have an ugly baby.

As it turns out, his wife didn’t cheat, but did gloss over the fact that she had spent $100,000 on intense plastic surgery to severely change how she looked before she met him.
The man has a point. The wife should have warned him that ugliness runs in her family, and they could have an ugly baby.

Update: A reader points out that this is an old story from 2004. But I wasn't the only one fooled -- Jay Leno told a joke about this story on the Nov. 2, 2012 NBC TV Tonight Show. Sorry, Jay, if you got this from my blog!

Update: This story was also carried elsewhere without mentioning the date. A good story has a life of its own, I guess.


Anonymous said...

"Til death - or plastic surgery - do Yee part." I feel the wife should have told the man BEFORE he married her that she had had extensive plastic surgery done, and then he could have made a decision about whether or not to marry her (and/or have kids). BTW, having a GIRL baby in China is allegedly not the first choice, anyway. At any rate, I still feel that there is no such thing as an ugly baby. Barbara

George said...

An ugly baby is never a first choice.

Anonymous said...

This was reported on the 19th May 2004, almost 8 and a half years ago! ( It amazes me that people accept reports uncritically as (new) news while dubious journalists laugh their way to the bank to pick up their earnings! Ron

George said...

Ooops, I did not check the date. I try not to post old stories.

Anonymous said...

Beauty - and "ugliness" is in the eyes of the beholder. What one person may consider beautiful - or ugly - another person may not. Barbara

George said...

Actually there is widespread agreement on beauty and ugliness.