Some 5,000 members of the online dating site BeautifulPeople.com are members no more after their discerning compatriots booted them for beefing up over the holidays. “Vigilant members” of the community, which has a strict “ugly people” ban, noticed a slew of photos over the New Year that did not meet their standards, and demanded action. “We responded to complaints by moving the newly chubby members back to the rating stage,” an exec tells the Telegraph.
“This is the same as having them re-apply,” the exec continues, and after members in good standing reviewed their erstwhile brethren “only a few hundred were voted back in. Over 5,000 were rejected.” The site’s founder is remorseful—“As a business, we mourn the loss of any member”—but not really. “Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model and the very concept for which BeautifulPeople.com was founded.” Take that, chubbies.