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Postby StlSluggers » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:29 am

BBC.co.uk wrote:BeautifulPeople.com axes holiday weight gain members

Dating and social network site BeautifulPeople.com has axed some 5,000 members following complaints that they had gained weight.

The members were singled out after posting pictures of themselves that reportedly showed they had put on pounds over the holiday period.

The site allows entry to new members only if existing members vote them as sufficiently attractive to warrant it.
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"As a business, we mourn the loss of any member, but the fact remains that our members demand the high standard of beauty be upheld," said site founder Robert Hintze.

"Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model and the very concept for which BeautifulPeople.com was founded."

I have no sympathy for anyone who joins, or tries to join, that site, but I was still a little shocked that he called them fatties. :-b
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Re: BeautifulPeople.com Kicks "Fatties" Off Site

Postby knapplc » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:38 am

It's perfectly legal to discriminate against fat people, and skinny people take advantage of this all the time. This isn't shocking at all.
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Postby Grounded Polo » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:50 am

"Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model"

wow, amazing.
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Postby Art Vandelay » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:57 am

Everything about this is awesome.
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Re: BeautifulPeople.com Kicks "Fatties" Off Site

Postby Madison » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:00 pm

I literally laughed out loud at this story. :-b

But on a serious note, if someone wants to run a dating site and only have what the typical "pretty" person looks like, then I think they should have the full right to do that. I mean why not, they've got dating sites based on nothing more than color, which is the very definition of discrimination, isn't it? They even go by income and sexual preferance (not linking for that one, don't care to see what a search brings up for that :-b ). But having one for skinny people is wrong? I cry rubbish. Sorry, people need to not be so sensitive.
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Postby bigh0rt » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:40 pm

Madison wrote:I literally laughed out loud at this story. :-b

But on a serious note, if someone wants to run a dating site and only have what the typical "pretty" person looks like, then I think they should have the full right to do that. I mean why not, they've got dating sites based on nothing more than color, which is the very definition of discrimination, isn't it? They even go by income and sexual preferance (not linking for that one, don't care to see what a search brings up for that :-b ). But having one for skinny people is wrong? I cry rubbish. Sorry, people need to not be so sensitive.

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Re: BeautifulPeople.com Kicks "Fatties" Off Site

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:33 pm

don't see what the big issue is.

some people despise fatties, let them do what they want.
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Postby RugbyD » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:15 pm

i remember a story several years ago about people getting voted off a social site called FunHi for looking "too homeless" or some other version of ugly.
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Postby Neato Torpedo » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:34 pm

This should be their home page:

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Re: BeautifulPeople.com Kicks "Fatties" Off Site

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:44 pm

RugbyD wrote:i remember a story several years ago about people getting voted off a social site called FunHi for looking "too homeless" or some other version of ugly.

I think I look just homeless enough.
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