If you’re a social networking site hailed as the sexiest website in the world, you’d certainly go leaps and bounds to protect your reputation, right? But would it be to the extent of kicking out your members because they’ve gained weight?
Believe it or not, that’s what the social networking site BeautifulPeople.com did to around 5,000 of its members who posted their photos showing that they’ve gained weight.
According to a BBC report BeautifulPeople.com founder Robert Hintze said that although they mourn the loss of any member, they can’t do anything about it since the site has to uphold is high standard of beauty. So, it only goes to show that for the site, being fat is being ugly. Ouch! that kind of hurts, right?
“Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model and the very concept for which BeautifulPeople.com was founded,” said Mr. Hintze.
Surprisingly, the move was initiated by the site’s other members, tasked to monitor the site for members who may be violating their high standard of being attractive.
BeautifulPeople.com accepts new members only upon being voted by other members as “sufficiently attractive.”
Curious as to how beautiful the site’s members are, I checked out BeautifulPeople.com but had to leave quickly before I got tempted to check it out as a guest. Saved myself from being branded as too ugly, lucky me!