A Texas man expressed some very clear, strict requirements when posting an ad for the girl of his dreams on his website, Sleepless in Austin. Larry Busby, known as Romeo Rose, an Austin photographer, is offering a $1500 finders fee, but some of his racial and sexual standards have landed him in hot water and have led to one of the most awkward interviews ever.
His full ad reads:
“I am 39 years old, (date of birth is 9-18-1974 so that makes me a Virgo) 6’,4” and 195lbs… I am looking for a girl that has a thin or athletic build. No one over 130lbs. Ages 21 – 41 White, Hispanic, or of European descent.I will not date any girl that has ever had a threesome, or a large number of past sexual partners. I do not want a promiscuous slut, I want a normal, decent, good hearted girlfriend.
“I will not date a Black girl. I don’t care if she looks like Halle Berry, I will not ever date a Black girl. And, I do not believe that Whites & Blacks should mix races sexually and have kids together. I think it’s ok for Whites & Hispanics. But not Blacks. I would NEVER, EVER, EVER date a woman if I found out she had EVER been sexually active with a Black man.”
The Huffington Post was interested in Busby’s bizarre ad, so they invited him to an interview on HuffPost Live to talk about the website. Caitlyn Becker first brought up his weight requirement, and after witnessing Larry Busby going off on the psychological problems of overweight people, she asked, “Do you find me physically repulsive?”
This is how Busby answered:
“I can tell you’re a little overweight. I mean, maybe repulsive is a strong word, you know, look, nothing personal against you, but if someone that looked exactly like you asked me on a date, I wouldn’t go out with them.”
But when it got around to his “no blacks” and “no white girls who have ever slept with blacks” rules, things got even more awkward. Busby defended himself by claiming a man’s sexual preference does not make him a racist, which he may have gotten a pass for, but then he couldn’t help himself, adding:
“I find black people, they visually look disgusting to me, I mean, they look like, you know, monkeys or gorilla or an animal, you know, that’s disgusting, it’s like bestiality.”
Becker loudly gasped, and then cut him off before he could finish his offensive statements.
Wait until you hear what he claims as proof he’s not a racist. Also, give some credit to Becker here for being far calmer and more restrained than the rest of us would have been.
Watch the interview below, via HuffPost Live: