Latest OnePlus One invite giveaway is for ladies only


OnePlus is holding another invite giveaway right now, and it’s by far the most sexist giveaway you’ll see today. Not only must you be female to be in with a chance of winning, but you must also upload a picture of yourself to the OnePlus forum and hope your photo gets more likes than everyone else’s.

As we close in on the 200K mark for the number of registered forum users, OnePlus wants to give a shout out to the few but beautiful female fans in our community with our Ladies First contest,” the company announced today. Contestants must draw the OnePlus logo on their hand or face or “whatever,” then take a photo of themselves and upload it to the forum.

The top 50 females with the most “likes” will automatically qualify for an invite — and a free t-shirt — and another 100 winners will be chosen at random. If 500 ladies enter, then OnePlus will also give a 64GB OnePlus One (free of charge) to the person who uploads the company’s “favorite” photo.

Needless to say, the vast majority of the Internet isn’t happy with the contest’s sexist rules. Many OnePlus forum members who have waited months for an invite are simply bemused, while others are offended. The thread has already had to be “cleaned” by moderators because of inappropriate posts.

It’s also worth pointing out to anyone who’s interested in entering that as soon as you upload your photo for this content, you grant OnePlus “perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, nonexclusive license to publish, reproduce, display, perform, distribute, adapt, edit, modify, translate, create derivative works based upon, and otherwise use and sublicense your photograph, or any portion thereof (including without limitation any names, likenesses, or personas shown in the photograph), in connection with the Contest and for any other purpose (including without limitation for entertainment, instruction/education, advertising, marketing, promotional and/or publicity purposes), and to incorporate your photograph into other works in any manner, form, media or technology now known or later developed.”

If the rules didn’t already put you off this one, then, maybe the terms and conditions will.

OnePlus has caused a stir with its contests before after encouraging people to smash up their smartphones on video in the hope of winning a new one. But you know what they say; there’s no such thing as bad publicity, right?