Apparently it's not easy staying slim and beautiful over the holidays...
About 5,000 members of a popular dating site found that out the hard way, when they were booted from BeautifulPeople.com - the site is a dating and networking site for attractive individuals that has a "ban on ugly people" (WTF?) - for putting on a few pounds over the holidays.
"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. Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model and the very concept for which BeautifulPeople.com was founded," Robert Hintze, founder of BeautifulPeople.com, said in a statement.
So how did these "fatties" get flagged? Other members, angry that the now-plumper members were still on the site, demanded action from the company.
"We responded to complaints by moving the newly chubby members back to the rating stage. This is the same as having them re-apply," Greg Hodge, managing director of BeautifulPeople.com, said in a statement.