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Haven't you heard of BeautifulPeople.com? It's the dating site that won't allow you to join unless its current (gorgeous) members say you are appropriately attractive. (Uh-oh - sounds like someone should tell them they're not thirteen anymore!) But what happens if one of the beautiful people gets...less beautiful? Well, 5,000 members who (disgustingly) shoveled a bit too much (fat and disgusting) mashed potatoes down their (just so fucking disgusting) maws this holiday season recently found out when they got kicked off the site after posting pictures that showed holiday weight gain. It should go without saying that everything about this situation is awful.
What does the founder of BeautifulPeople.com, Robert Hintze, have to say about this?
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... Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model and the very concept for which BeautifulPeople.com was founded.
BTW, this is what Robert Hintze looks like:
Feel free to judge him.
Now, Scanner Brian mentioned this story earlier today, so I've been thinking it over, and here's my real question: should we feel bad for these no-longer members? I am torn. One the one hand - yes, because no one should have to hear from someone else they are not attractive enough for X thing. On the other, these are people who heard about BeautifulPeople.com, didn't have the normal human response of "UGH AND REALLY?", and then decided to join. In fact, they have all most likely voted on whether others could join as well, and I bet at least sometimes they voted "no". Is a taste of their own medicine exactly what they deserve?
(Thanks for the tip, Rob.)