Romanian model wants to punish all the obese people

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Sanziana Buruiana

Sanziana Buruiana is a skinny Romanian model.

That’s usual nothing unusual, but Buruiana is making headlines around the world this morning for announcing a new political party… and for what that party stands for:

[She] wants to improve the country’s image [and] has started a new political party for beautiful people.

Sanziana Buruiana wants to heavily tax obese citizens at a rate of 10 Euros per kilo overweight, and punish anybody making ‘dumb blonde’ jokes…

The 23-year old said: "Anyone like that needs to be put in prison."

Other plans include a fine of 100 Euros for infidelity, and a law insisting that only models in bikinis are allowed to work as tourist guides.

Buruiana suggests that this would boost Romania’s popularity as a travel destination. [Orange UK]

This is all sounds like a somewhat awkward bit of satire, so why does our sixth sense tell us it’s nothing more than a very cynical publicity stunt… a very ill-advised, cynical publicity stunt?