Dating and social network site BeautifulPeople.com has axed some 5,000 members following complaints that they had gained weight.
The members were singled out after posting pictures of themselves that reportedly showed they had put on pounds over the holiday period.
The site allows entry to new members only if existing members vote them as sufficiently attractive to warrant it.
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 site founder Robert Hintze.
Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model and the very concept for which BeautifulPeople.com was founded.”
Kudos Beautiful People.com! No, I’m not kidding. As it appears that nothing has happened in this story…yet…I’m just gonna go off on a preemptive rant here, mm-kay?
Listen up people because I’m only going to say this once; private discrimination on any ground should be perfectly acceptable in a free society. Legally coerced assembly and its synchronal diminution of private property rights is what’s anathema to liberty. It ain’t a club or a website that only lets skinny people in…or one that only lets fat people in for that matter.
And yes folks, that goes for whites, blacks, browns, females, males, trannies, gays, blondes, brunettes, redheads, Asians, Irish, Italians, Swedes, lumberjacks, accountants, sewage treatment plant divers, snake-charmers, lawyers, doctors, hippies, moon people, mermaids and any other characteristic, mutable or immutable, that you can possibly think of.
If you or I own a house, or a business, we are both perfectly within our rights to include and/or exclude anyone on any basis with or without a reason. That is the essential nature of property rights. Without that stick in the bundle there may as well be no property rights at all.
It’s that simple.
Are the blokes over at BeautifulPeople.com a bunch of jerks? Maybe, I couldn’t tell you. Can you hate them for being jerks? Of course you can. Should you have the right to sue if you’re axed from the site because you packed on a few after that 8th crescent roll and nearly drowned in the cranberry sauce? Absolutely not. Get back on the treadmill if you want another crack at membership crybaby.
And trust me folks, this is coming from a guy who can stand to lose 10…at least, and probably 20, optimally.
Get over yourselves people. You ain’t special.