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Japanese startup Debucari lets customers rent “fat people”

In Japan, Debucari lets customers rent fat people of 100 kilograms or more.
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A Japanese startup firm, Debucari, has just ventured into an unusual industry — allowing people to to rent a “fat” person.

The brand name ‘Debucari’ originates from the word debu, which means “fat“, and kariru which means “to rent“.

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Debucari lets customers rent fat people.

Debucari is for fat people of over 100 Kg

Debucari’s weight threshold for “fat people” is 100 kilograms (220 pounds), and presently has over-125 and over-150 kg classes too.

The company states that their goal is to promote “progression away from an era where being fat had a negative image”, asserting that “in Japan, it takes skill to reach a weight of over 100 kilograms”.

Debucari is used for photo shooting and TV commercials

The purposes of renting are mainly for commercial clients, where they provide plus-sized models and extras for photo shoots and TV/movie filming.

The company is also looking for “debu” people to register with them on their official website.

Jia Suriyanto
Indonesian Journalist at News Asia Today. I cover the latest news and stories on Indonesia, particularly on business.