Dating Site “Beautiful People” Dumps 5,000 Fatties
Crap! I’m going to get booted from my fave site BeautifulPeople.com because I packed on a few pounds over the holidays. I knew I shouldn’t have chowed down that triple-decker-french-silk pie.
I mean, this site is the bomb, just listen to what the genius Founder Robert Hintze has to say about the travesty of fatties on the site;
“Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model and the very concept for which BeautifulPeople.com was founded.”
This According to the Guardian, the site has just expelled 5,000 members for packing on the pounds. Apparently decisions were made based on photos posted to the dating site. Those holding the reins blame members’ holiday overindulgences for their harsh actions and have been notifying former members via e-mail of their expulsion. Of course, all is not lost; should those same members get fit again, they can reapply for membership.
The report of this obvious, OMG hilarious publicity stunt details:
“The site’s managing director, Greg Hodge, pointed out that the fate of the exiled ‘chubby members’ had been democratically decided. ‘Their re-applications were reviewed by existing members and only a few hundred were voted back in,’ he said. ‘Over 5,000 were rejected.’ (Hey Greg, where’s your picture? Didn’t catch that on the site.)
According to the site, however, managers have been kind in breaking the news to former members. Each is said to have received an email encouraging them to re-apply when they are back to looking their best. They have also been sent details of recommended boot camps.
Mashable reported that of the 5,000, United States was the most overindulgent group of the bunch, with 1,520 members getting the boot. The United Kingdom was a distant second with 832 members ousted, and Canada took home the bronze medal.
Publicity stunt? No doubt…but I’d sure like to get my hands on one of those emails that were sent out to the rejected fatties….if you have one send it on over to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m telling ya, there is something seriously wrong with the world when 1) a site like this is created 2) people flock to join it 3) the founders are arrogant enough to pull a stunt like this 4) and I am sitting here writing about it.