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Social Network for Beautiful People Kicks Out 5,000 "Fatties"

DiscoblogBy Brett IsraelJanuary 6, 2010 12:01 AM
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The elite online dating club BeautifulPeople.com (yes, this is a real Web site), trimmed 5,000 members from its service because they appear to have indulged in too much Christmas ham. Feast your eyes on this excerpt from the company's statement, via CNN:

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

Publicity stunt? Probably. Shocking? Hardly. When vain folks sign up for a service so they can be rated by a group of narcissistic pretty people this is bound to happen. If you're one of the expelled 5,000, don't let this get you down. The company says you're welcome to reapply—after the love handles are gone, of course. Related Content: Discoblog: New Theory: Plastic Can Make You Fat? Discoblog: Fighting Child Obesity, One Bake Sale at a Time Discoblog: Researchers Discover How Ice Cream Controls Your Brain

Image: Beautifulpeople.com

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