It’s true, many cities had “Ugly Laws”:
“No person who is diseased, maimed, mutilated or in any way deformed so as to be an unsightly or disgusting object or improper person to be allowed in or on the public ways or other public places in this city, or shall therein or thereon expose himself to public view, under a penalty of not less than one dollar nor more than fifty dollars for each offense.”
The willfully ugly
While I find this horrible when applied to the disabled, the willfully ugly are a different story.
Dirty hippies, Europeans with British teeth and anybody with excessive body odor should be outlawed as “willfully ugly”:
Hippies should still be covered by ugly laws
It should also be illegal to look like a French person in public:
So ugly that it should be illegal