Things are look­ing good for uglies

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UGLY peo­ple are su­ing com­pa­nies who refuse to give them jobs, say­ing they are vic­tims of dis­crim­i­na­tion.

Al­ready form­ing the ba­sis of many court cases in Amer­ica, ex­perts say “look­ism” will soon hit the UK.

Econ­o­mist Daniel Hamer­mesh ar­gues that ug­li­ness is no dif­fer­ent from race or a dis­abil­ity and even sug­gests unattrac­tive peo­ple de­serve le­gal pro­tec­tion.

He said: “My re­search shows be­ing good-look­ing helps you earn more money, find a higher-earn­ing spouse and even get bet­ter deals on mort­gages.

“Some peo­ple are born ugly and there’s not much they can do about it.

“You’re pretty much stuck with your looks.

“Log­i­cally, there’s no less rea­son to pro­tect the ugly than the dis­abled, Afro-Amer­i­cans, other racial mi­nori­ties or re­li­gious mi­nori­ties, as we do. We could even have af­fir­ma­tive action for the ugly.”

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