Ugly people deserve legal protection?

November 17, 2011

In a "Daily Show" segment Monday, Jason Jones shed light on one part of society that "is still suffering in ways we never imagined." What group is this? Ugly people or "uglo-Americans," as "The Daily Show" coined them. Ugly people have a harder time getting loans and make less money, according to University of Texas economics professor Daniel S. Hamermesh, who argues the U.S. should offer the same legal protections afforded to other minority groups to the unattractive.  "The Daily Show" skewered the idea on Monday's episode. Watch it below, then take our poll.

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