A man has been told he’s too fat to live in New Zealand!
The tiny island country is trying hard to curb their obesity rate, as they're third in the world in that infamous statistic. One of the ways they've been trying to fight it is by simply not allowing obese immigrants to go live there.
Albert Buitenhuis of South Africa moved to New Zealand in 2007. At the time he weighed 350 lbs and nobody batted an eye at that. Since then, however, the government has since changed the law and thinks that the man, now 285 lbs, is too much of a health risk for his work visa to be renewed.
The man and his wife have appealed the decision and neither can work until the immigration case has been fully heard.