One Australian mayor thinks he came up with the perfect way to fix his town's glaring gender imbalance: invite all the country's ugly women to move in. John Moloney, the mayor of Mount Isa, has invited the "beauty-disadvantaged" to relocate to the outback mining town because it's the perfect place "for ugly ducklings to flourish into beautiful swans."
You would think the mayor's comments would offend women, but he also managed to upset his biggest constituency — men. Apparently implying that the men are desperate for some ugly women didn't go over too well. The town's city councilor criticized Mayor Moloney for "returning us to the Dark Ages and making the guys that live in this town seem like sex-hungry starved men that will pounce upon the first girl that they see walking down the street."
While unlucky-in-love women might want to tap a town full of eligible bachelors, implying that they come because they're ugly probably won't motivate a whole lot of ladies to make the move.