On Being Too Attractive
April 26, 2013 4:02am CST
There is a highly circulated post on Facebook right now, about a man being deported from Saudi Arabia just because he's too handsome. Well, that's a really odd reason! But then, this kind of prejudice on attractive people also exists in other places (though not in that form), especially at the workplace. People sometimes failed to get hired because of being too attractive. If they succeed at work, their success is often thought of as a result of their charm, not because of their skills. I've heard many stories about these prejudices, and yes, it is quite unfair. How about you mylotters, have you witnessed or encountered similar experiences regarding these prejudices?
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26 Apr 13
Although i haven't read this post, i wasn't however surprised. I have friends working in that country and they were told before they left to be mindful of their looks. 'Beautiful' men were even advised to sport a beard to sort of hide their feminine looks. I'm not saying i believe their stories. I'm only saying fhat what had happehed wasn't surprisng for me.
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1 May 13
I don't care about the look of the applicant as long as he/she is dressed properly and neatly. I'm after of their skills and intelligence. so this kind of prejudice don't work for me. I practice fairness to all. I wish all people will act the same. Sadly the world today is full of prejudices.
26 Apr 13
as in workplaces, people are usually required to dress and behave accordingly sometimes that can make someone look more attractive than otherwise so it's hard to tell difference between unattractive and attractive person and whether they use their looks to get ahead after all it depends on individual taste I think attractiveness might get someone a job. but to keep it, they will have to prove their worth.
26 Apr 13
Hard to believe this is the reason, since handsome is a personal taste. I never heard about people who are rejected or kicked out because of the way they look. Although I do know that many people envy them and it's hard for them to find a honest partner (unless they are very rich).
26 Apr 13
i found that queer too but i did read about it, it was Omar Borkan Al Gala i saw the pic and i have to say he is very attractive but i don't think being too attractive is the right reason to be deported! that is crazy, he was born that way as if he can change that. lol. but if he is here in the Philippines it would be really an advantage to have him here, tourism!!!
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26 Apr 13
This is just ONE of a catalogue of bizarre and, perhaps, garbled stories about Saudi. In fact, these men were representatives of UAE at some kind of festival and there appears to have been an issue with a female singer from UAE. It is just another example of what happens when an insane religious fervour and politics get mixed together. The result is always a long catalogue of official lies, a dangerous infringement of human rights and a situation which tends to overflow the country's borders and threaten the safety of the rest of the world. Saudi Arabia, apparently, also plans to build "female-only cities", to force female infants to wear the burkha and to 'medically paralyse' a man who stabbed a friend 10 years ago if he refuses to pay a large fine. http://www.thecommentator.com/article/3275/three_men_deported_from_saudi_for_being_too_handsome http://www.thecommentator.com/article/1521/bizarre_plans_for_female_only_cities_in_saudi_arabia_underway http://www.thecommentator.com/article/3144/eye_for_an_eye_punishment_leads_saudi_arabia_to_paralyse_24_year_old_man http://www.thecommentator.com/article/2637/_burkas_for_babies_as_spate_of_child_abuse_sweeps_saudi_arabia The question I have to ask is, Is it morally acceptable for us to be intolerant of religious intolerance in others?