France To Criminalise Advertising With Skinny Models

France To Criminalise Advertising With Skinny Models

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


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

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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