Today in Fat Hatin'

And by "beautiful," we only mean on the outside:
Dating and social network site 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.

..."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 was founded."
LOL! Oh give me a hooooome, where the fatties don't roam...!

Although I would like to have no sympathy for the people ousted from the site, because I'd like to imagine they're just Grade A assholes for joining it in the first place, the part of me that knows better suspects many of them joined not because of an outsized ego but instead a dearth of esteem that participating in an exclusive site was meant to assuage. Which is actually quite sad.

But maybe some of them will learn to be happy-go-lucky. If this fat fuck can be, I'm sure those just on the other side of can do the same.

(Btw, am I the only one who—unfortunately—now has Marilyn Manson's "Beautiful People" running through my head...?)

[H/Ts to Shakers Richard and Rumblelizard.]

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