Too fat to stay! That’s what New Zealand is telling a South African chef who has been living there since 2007. Albert and Marthie Buitenhuis, had their Visa application rejected saying that Albert’s health was no longer at an acceptable standard.
This, coming from a country that has one of the highest rates of obesity in the world.
“We applied year after year and there were no issues,” Albert’s wife, Marthie, told the BBC. “They never mentioned Albert’s weight or his health once and he was a lot heavier then.”
Albert weighs 286 pounds, and has lost over 70 pounds since moving to the small island nation. He says he’s been on Weight Watchers.
Maybe that’s why Peter Jackson lost 70 pounds. So that he could film The Hobbit in New Zealand.
I say move to the good ole USA and become a spokesperson for Weight Watchers.
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And that’s today’s helping of The Online Dish with Maggie.