Online Dating Site Dumps 5,000 Overweight Members

The online dating site BeautifulPeople.com, a self-proclaimed dating site for good looking people, has succeeded in creating buzz and controversy by removing 5,000 members who put on too much weight over the holiday season.

BeautifulPeople.com launched in Denmark in 2002 and went global in 2009. The dating site describes itself as the “the sexiest web site in the world.”

Members of the site rate each others’ photos as “Yes, definitely” or “NO definitely NOT” when deciding whether a person should be allowed to join the site. People with low scoring pictures are denied membership on the site.

A number of advocacy groups for overweight have publicly denounced the site since the membership purge was announced.

The Fox News show RedEye takes a humorous look at the issue: