Albert Buitenhuis

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'Too Fat' Chef Can Stay in New Zealand —for Now

Albert Buitenhuis receives 23-month work visa

(Newser) - Good news for larger people with an affinity for the works of JRR Tolkien and Crowded House: Albert Buitenhuis, the South African chef facing deportation from New Zealand due to concerns that he was too overweight , has been given a visa. After a very public battle to stay in the... More »

New Zealand to Chef: You're Too Fat to Live Here

Nation familiar with obesity might deport heavy South African

(Newser) - It's like bureaucratic fat-shaming: New Zealand has informed a chef who moved there from South Africa that he is too heavy to stay in the country, reports the BBC . Albert Buitenhuis weighs about 285 pounds, and the government deems the 50-year-old too much of a health risk. (It should... More »

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