Myspace: If you're not pretty, you're not welcomeMikey 15 comments
It seems the narcissistic centre of the universe does have a problem with certain types of people after all.
Myspace administrators have banned a couple from posting pictures of their young recently deceased son on their Myspace page because, well because he doesn't look very attractive.
BJ suffered horrific burns as a youngster and died after seven years. The pictures are all his family have left of him, but Myspace reckon that's just not on. BJ's father said:
"Regardless of what he looks like, he is still a child, he's not a monster. It makes me very angry and it's probably a good thing that MySpace is in California instead of Indiana because I'd be in their office having a few choice words with them.
Personally I would like for them to apologize to us first of all, but not just to me but to BJ and say you're not offensive and we're sorry that we ever thought that."
Myspace however are not budging, and say that if they post the pictures again they will delete the profile.
That's a pretty piss poor effort, Myspace. You knowingly support a haven for paedophiles and stalkers, but the moment a family want to honour their dead son in a public light you think it's inappropriate because of the child's physical appearance. If you want to talk about appearances, have a good look at yourself. May your ugly, miserable piss poor excuse for a web site die a well deserved death.
If any of our readers have a Myspace profile, you could do a lot worse than to communicating your disgust.
Update: It looks like after all. Thanks to Jack for the tip. I wonder if they would have done so if there wasn't so much public outrage though.