'Galway player' pens open letter to website that named Irish men the 'world's ugliest'
Published 27/01/2016 | 13:51
The character known as the 'Galway Player' has posted an open letter to the website that named Irish people the ugliest "in the world".
BeautifulPeople.com today released a survey which claims that Irish men are the 'ugliest in the world', and an Irish man who made his name picking up women is not happy about it.
Writing on Facebook, the 'Galway Player' wrote that he is regretfully "withdrawing from your website", a decision "based entirely on the results of your recent survey".
He claims the finding is a "gross injustice", naming a number of attractive Irish people who have made careers in acting and music.
"The Emerald Isle is the birthplace of Colin Farrell, Tommy Bowe, Stuart Townsend, Michael Fassbender, Rob Kearney, Johnathan Rhys Meyers, Danny O Donoghue and myself to name but a few".
"Any nation that boasts such quality of men folk is entitled to doubt the validity of your findings".
Attempting to figure out where it went wrong for Irish men, he blames "climatic conditions" which make it hard for Irish men to become bronzed gods.
"A good tan can make a person look more attractive, hence living on a Island that sees more rain than your site sees airbrushed profile pictures, has us at a massive disadvantage".
"What we lack through in genetic and time spend manscaping we absolutely make up for in other critical departments".
He questioned the validity of the survey, asking if the "higher than average proportion of ginger people" in the country has "adversely affected our rankings".
Resigned, he adds that Irish men will "just have to make do with being highly regarded worldwide for our charm, wit, personality, warmth and generosity".
"As the old Irish saying goes…..If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough".
Fewer than one in 10 single Irish males who applied to put their profiles on elitist site Beautifulpeople.com last year were accepted.
The LA-based site, which has a worldwide membership of more than five million, makes no apology for only accepting the globe's best-looking singles.
Further analysis of the Irish statistics on beautifulpeople.com revealed that applicants from Dublin, both male and female, had the highest acceptance rates on the site, while romance-hunters from Limerick were most likely to be rejected.