From Fox 13 in salt Lake City:
The giant ad for WhereWhitePeopleMeet.com, between 5600 W. and 7200 S., is turning heads and leaving residents with many unanswered questions.
A FOX 13 viewer who wanted to remain anonymous voiced concerns about the dating service that, according to its website, has a main office in North Salt Lake.
Several Utahns spoke with FOX 13 News about their take on the billboard.
“I just don’t think it’s the way to teach our kids to love all when you see billboards like that," Kim Gilbert said.
Michelle Dessau said she thinks the billboard represents exclusionary views.
“I just feel we should be past that whole mindset of staying within our own race and segregation pretty much," Dessau said.
Kayla Lemmon said she is opposed to the idea of dating sites aimed at a single race.
“I have a lot of friends who are biracial couples and they’re in love and they’re happy," she said. "I don’t think we should have a dating site with only one race. 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. Below is the information posted in the dating site's "About Us" section:
"I am sure some of you are wondering about the concept and need for a dating website titled “Where White People Meet.Com”. Our answer to that would be why not? There are various dating websites that promote and cater to just about every origin, race, religion and lifestyle out there. So again, why not “Where White People Meet.Com”?http://fox13now.com/2015/12/31/white-people-meet-dating-site-billboard-turning-heads-in-utah/
The question naturally arises, can anyone join? That answer is yes, as long as you are at least 18 years of age and you agree to abide by the rules and regulations set forth for all members to follow. We want our dating forum to be simple and inexpensive with the ability to connect like minded people in a non discriminatory fashion
So, did this TV station make any references about the dating web site, Blackpeoplemeet.com(http://www.blackpeoplemeet.com/) or a bunch of other sites like that?
Did these useless idiots commenting in the story really think that this is the first time a dating site was identified by race?
Some people (and tv stations) just need to get a life.