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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

French authorities cracks down on super-skinny model

Super-thin models and secretly airbrushed photoshoots will soon be a thing of the past in fashion hub France, as authorities passed measures to protect young people from the dangers of anorexia.

According to Local France, a new law entered into force last Saturday which compels all models operating in France to provide a doctor's note certifying that their Body Mass Index (BMI) is not too low and that they are in overall good health.
Under a second law, to come into force in October, all pictures of models that have been altered or photoshopped will have to carry a disclaimer to that effect.


The health ministry said the two measures aimed "to avoid the promotion of unattainable ideas of beauty and to prevent youth anorexia" as well as to protect the health of models, who are especially at risk from being underweight.
 
The doctor's note will be valid for two years and will look particularly at a model's BMI, with a reading under 18.5 classed underweight and liable to suffer from health problems.

BMI is calculated based on a ratio of height to weight with the average range generally between 18.5 and 24.9.

Employers contravening these laws could be liable to up to six months in prison and a fine of up to 75,000 euros ($82,500).

Some 600,000 young people are thought to suffer from eating disorders in France, including 40,000 people suffering from anorexia.

Eating disorders are the second most common cause of death of 15-24 year-olds, after road accidents.

The new laws follow similar measures taken in Spain in 2006, which banned models with a BMI under 18 from Madrid Fashion Week.
 

12 comments:

Christopher said...

Geez.. she's too skinny oo. choi! But who will want to be like this if your village people are not following you?

Lambert said...

the model in that picture looks like an african child that is starving because of famine but the whole thing is self induced.
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OSINANL said...

WETIN BE DIS?

BINTA AHMAD MUHAMMAD said...

Pure madness.

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Jeez!!! Why would I even hire an anorexic human to model my clothes?


Long live LIB

Chizzy Liz said...

******************* geeeeeeeeeez..... Too much...... Is dix real????? I doubt

Sweetchild Sweet said...

This is skinny thin to da bones. what's wrong with these chicks...

Bill Tayo said...

It's an eye sore. Disturbing.

Chinny glizz said...

She is scary

jane tenders said...

This is a no no for me.

jane tenders said...

You make me seldom browse your blog because you have never post any of my comment for more than four years

Uchechi Ndunaka said...

No flesh at all....just tiny bones.

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