White people dating service
While the name targets white people, the site’s operator says that anyone can join as long as they abide by all the rules and regulations. Tweets about it date back to September 2015 but the account went silent until Thursday, when an image of the billboard went viral online.
Social media circulation may have helped boost membership, but it drew negative reactions from Twitter users.
Related: ‘Where White People Meet’ dating site talks to Fox 13 after billboard controversy Several Utahns spoke with FOX 13 News about their take on the billboard.
” But despite criticisms that the website is inherently racist, Sam Russell, the 53-year-old Utah man who founded the website with his wife Tami, told the Washington Post that the site is not racially motivated in any way.
"I don’t think we should have a dating site with only one race. We want our dating forum to be simple and inexpensive with the ability to connect like minded people in a non discriminatory fashion. Com” we believe in the concept that all people have the right to “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”.
I think it excludes someone who could be your soul mate and is a different color than you." FOX 13 News' efforts to reach the operators of the website have so far not been successful. There are various dating websites that promote and cater to just about every origin, race, religion and lifestyle out there. We also believe that finding your perfect partner, your soul mate is one of the best ways, as humans, to obtain happiness.
“ to meet fellow white supremacists seems a bit steep considering how easy Trump has made it for you to be open about it,” user @alexpow tweeted to the site’s official Twitter handle.
NAACP Salt Lake branch President Jeanetta Williams called it “odd” to have such an ad in a state that is 91 percent white, according to 2014 census estimates.
Michelle Dessau said she thinks the billboard represents exclusionary views.