Though America is rapidly trying to catch up with China in a lot of areas, let’s hope frivolous lawsuits is not one of those. People without kids often joke about not wanting have ugly babies but I imagine few parents would react as drastically as one man in north China did when his wife reportedly delivered a rather unattractive little girl. And on that note I’ll just give you the news straight from the International Business Times:
Jian Feng from northern China filed a suit against his wife and was awarded $120,000 (£75,000) in a court settlement.
Jian argued that his wife tricked him into the marriage by undergoing plastic surgery to make her beautiful. He said he realised this only when she gave birth to their daughter.
“I married my wife out of love, but as soon as we had our first daughter, we began having marital issues. Our daughter was incredibly ugly, to the point where it horrified me,” Jian said.
The truth of the matter surfaced only when Jian went on to accuse his wife of cheating, as the child looked like neither of its parents.
At that point, the wife admitted to having undergone cosmetic surgery worth £62,000 which had modified her appearance considerably. Jian was not aware of the surgery before their marriage, his wife conceded.
Jian was also granted a divorce, saying the woman married him under false pretenses.
Jian’s wife must have had some good doctors because there isn’t a person alive who I’ve seen that’s undergone such drastic plastic surgery that you couldn’t tell they had work done. I also think the wife is likely better off without someone so superficial. Even startlingly attractive people can conceive a so-called “ugly” baby. If having a cute child was this man’s biggest concern as a husband and father he needed to go. Also from the photo Planet Ivy says is the couple’s child, I see nothing ugly about this baby at all.
Despite the fact that we’re talking about a country where women aren’t seen as equal to men, what do you think about the ruling?