A scandalous discrimination against thin people. I hope one model who will be denied a job for this reason will sue the French government front of the Human Right Court of Justice. It’s the freedom of people to have the look they want and not suffer any discrimination. And by the way some people are very slim and perfectly healthy and not anorexic at all!
France will ban excessively thin fashion models and expose modeling agents and the fashion houses that hire them to possible fines and even jail, under a new law passed on Friday.
The move by France, with its fashion and luxury industries worth tens of billions of euros, comes after a similar ban by Israel in 2013, while other countries, like Italy and Spain, rely on voluntary codes of conduct to protect models.
The measure is part of a campaign against anorexia by President Francois Hollande’s government. Lawmakers also made it illegal to condone anorexia and said any re-touched photo that alters the bodily appearance of a model for commercial purposes must carry a message stating it had been manipulated.