A Chinese man reportedly divorced and then sued his ex-wife for giving birth to what he called an extremely ugly baby girl, according to the Irish Times reported.
Initially, Jian Feng accused his wife of infidelity, so sure that he could never father an unattractive child.
When a DNA test proved that the baby was his, Feng’s wife came clean on a little secret — before they met, she had undergone about $100,000 worth of cosmetic surgery in South Korea.
Feng sued his ex-wife on the grounds of false pretenses, for not telling him about the plastic surgery and duping him into thinking she was beautiful, The Huffington Post reported.
The kicker? He won. A judge agreed with Feng’s argument and ordered his ex-wife to fork over $120,000.
“I married my wife out of love, but as soon as we had our first daughter, we began having marital issues,” he told the Irish Times. “Our daughter was incredibly ugly, to the point where it horrified me.”
Quite a few of us here have likely heard the story, along with having seen the accompanying photo, particularly those who had witnessed a CR thread on the topic a few years ago. Naturally, a veritable maelstrom of opinions arose over the topic, usually in anger over the perceived shallowness of the entire debacle. Nonetheless, this topic faded in time, and has since been long buried in the cluttered and cobwebbed bowels of CR's forums.
In the spirit of "Spring Cleaning," I feel it appropriate to dust off this story and shed light upon more recent developments:
IT IS A HOAX.
The more Internet-savvy users probably suspected as much. Interestingly, though, this sordid little tale has successfully ruined a woman's career.
What started off as a seemingly harmless hoax caught aspiring model Heidi Yeh by surprised and plunged her modeling prospects. Unfortunately, despite the bulk of the story clearly being fictionalized (the children's faces are even Photoshopped), rumors of her having undergone plastic surgery persisted, and she has been largely shunned in the modeling market ever since.
Interview with Heidi Yeh:
You know, the photo pretty strongly implies that a man shallow enough to sue his wife for having an ugly baby... still went on to have two more ugly babies with her.
Doesn't really add up, does it?