January 3, 2016 6:48 pm

Billboard for dating site which targets white people raising eyebrows

WATCH ABOVE: A new dating agency is causing a stir with its message on a billboard "WhereWhitePeopleMeet.com" in Salt Lake City, UT. Daniel Woodruff reports.

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A billboard in Utah is raising eyebrows and leaving some people stunned and shaking their heads.

Wherewhitepeoplemeet.com is a new dating agency that has sprung up in Salt Lake City, according to a KUTV News report.

The website acknowledges its controversial name by stating, “People ask all the time ‘Why White People Meet’? I always say, why not?” wrote someone identified as the site’s founder. “Just about every other race, religion and walk of life have dating websites so why not Where White People Meet?”

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“Our intentions in creating this dating website were never meant to be racist or biased in any way,” the founder of the agency wrote on the website. “In fact, my personal views are those of tolerance, love, acceptance and understanding.”

Brian Ballenger who works near the billboard, offers up a reason as to “why not?”

“I’m having trouble with the words right now, I’m a little bit stunned that something like that would even be allowed to get up there in the first place,” Ballenger said. “It just conveys a negative, you know, whites only. I thought we were a little past that.”

It is unclear when the billboard went up, but according to a report in the New York Daily News, the billboard has become a viral sensation and membership on the website appears to be growing.

There are a number of other ethnic and religious specific dating sites including blackpeoplemeet.com, chistianmingle.com and Jdate to name a few.

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