France To Criminalise Advertising With Skinny Models

France To Criminalise Advertising With Skinny Models

France’s health minister says she supports plans to criminalise the use of advertising with anorexic models in the country.

This story was originally published by The Sydney Morning Herald

A number of countries are already cracking down on the too-thin model.

The measure would put France, a world capital of fashion, with countries like Israel and Spain that are cracking down on the glorification of dangerously thin models.

Socialist lawmaker Olivier Veran, who is also a doctor, wants to add language to an upcoming health bill to make it illegal to employ models deemed to have an eating disorder. Modelling agencies would have to produce a medical report showing that their models have maintained a healthy mass-to-height ratio.

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