This is so not okay…
OkCupid is supposed to be place where people can go online to meet other single individuals and eventually fall in love.
However, users are no longer loving the dating site ever since a profile question seemingly discriminating against those with learning disabilities went viral…
People familiar with the popular app are probably aware that there are a multitude of questions asked when creating an account to calculate match potential with other daters — but UK user Ciara Lawrence was shocked when she was prompted to answer a query about euthanasia on Thursday!
Ciara has a learning disability herself, so seeing that OkCupid wanted to know if she thought “the world would be a better place if people with low IQs were not allowed to reproduce” struck her to her core:
So much so, in fact, that she started a petition to get the courtship company to apologize, saying:
“The inclusion of a really hurtful question on OkCupid’s site shows that these bad attitudes still exist. When I saw the question I felt disgusted. I don’t get why that should even be a question!
I hope that the petition changes OkCupid’s attitude. If they just met people with a learning disability and talked to them I don’t think they would believe it was okay to ask this question.”
We completely agree, Ciara!
But are they asking because they think it’s a legitimate point? Or so you can make sure to find a mate that DOESN’T think that way?
What do U think about the questionable OkCupid question in question??
[image via Ciara Lawrence/Mencap.]