Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ooh - I Love Designer!

Handbags, shoes, jewellery.... if i could afford beautiful designer things, i'd have some. Designer is nice. What is designer, yet not nice? Designer babies.

Yep - designer babies. I know the debate has been had before but i watched an article on " The Morning Show " this morning that had my blood boiling. It was a story about how the ever-controversial website http://www.beautifulpeople.com/ has started taking "genetic donations " from its members, so that childless couples are able to use eggs and sperm that will result in attractive children. Basically the representative of the website, Greg Hodge, argues that attractiveness is an essential quality in todays societies and any couple using donor genetics, that wants the absolute best for their child, would choose to donations from his members.
Greg Hodge is the pretentious looking cock in black. Wanker.

I have never heard a bigger load of crap from a bigger egomaniac in my life. First off, what kind of shallow wanker starts a website exclusively for beautiful people, christening himself beautiful in the process? Second of all, each and every child in the entire world is beautiful to someone - my son is the epitome of gorgeous to me, but i think my friends baby falls into the " Not cute " category. Her mother, however, thinks she is the most beautiful baby to have ever graced the earth. Parents do not need to select physical characteristics ( down to specific hair and eye colour ) to find their children beautiful.

Also - whats "attractiveness"? Greg Hodge kept emphasising "attractiveness " as incredibly important - but attractive to who? You? Me? Him? There are literally billions of people on this planet - billions of whom i personally would not find in the least bit enticing. But i;m sure someone does. Take Larry King, the American talking head, for example - so NOT my cup of tea. He's old, and wrinkly, and reminds me of a lizard who's seen too much sun. But the man has been married 6 or 7 times ( or somewhere in that vicinity ) so clearly there have been women who have found him attractive enough to be involved with him. Kate Moss - skinny, no breasts, pinched face. In my opinion that is. And thats not the kind of attractive i'd like to be, but fashion execs and men everywhere think she's the bees knees.

What i'm trying to say here is that " designing " your baby, based simple on looks, is not only wrong ( IMO ) but shallow and ridiculous. Also - Greg Hodge of http://www.beautifulpeople.com/ ? Complete and utter cockwad.


  1. Totally, absolutely, unequivocally, 101% agree.

  2. Yuck. I actually don't find him attractive.

    Only in The United States of Anything goes.

  3. So very true! The phrase 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder' comes to mind but unfortunately the world contains shallow people who will want their child to be 'beautiful'. It's sad that this is able to happen, I'd be interested to know how popular their 'service' becomes!

  4. Attractive people don't necessarily reproduce attractive children. Whatta dickbrain!

  5. That guy is not remotely good looking. Yuck. How dare he stand in judge of others???

    My take on it is that you get attractive kids that turn into ugly adults, and vice versa. Or two good looking parents can produce an ugly kid, or once again vice versa. So who's to say that the experiment can be a success?

    And that's not to mention the fact it's just morally reprehensible and not only shows this ASSHOLE'S utter shallowness, but also his greed.

    That being said, I bet there's a lot of people out there who are kicking themselves that they didn't come up with the idea first . . . sadly.