France rejects imposing a ban on skinny models

unnamedSocialist politician Olivier Veran said skinny models ‘glorify anorexia’

France has rejected imposing a ban on super-skinny fashion models – beause a law would risk discriminating against ‘thin people’ in the workplace.

Left-wing MPs had demanded six-month prison terms or fines of £60,000 for fashion bosses who ‘glorify anorexia’ by hiring underweight girls.

They had called for models to carry medical certificates showing their body mass index – calculated by dividing one’s weight in kilogrammes by the square of one’s height in metres…

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Was this a failed attempt at back-door fat acceptance?

    • Frau Katze

      No. Some people think skinny models contribute to anorexia. (Unlikely, IMHO).

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I have heard so many theories about anorexia and NONE of them involve any girl seeing a runway model and then suddenly starving herself, anymore than me watching an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie will turn me into a body builder.

        I still think this is part of the feminists’ war on ‘skinny chicks’.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Government has no business in this.

  • WTF! The believers in big government want their hands into everything.

  • That girl needs a cheeseburger.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      It might be half her body weight.

      • ntt1

        that’s got me tearing up..

        • Petey

          So. Beautiful. *sniff*

  • ntt1

    As grotesque as the super skinny models are, this is not a job for government, as long as the free market accepts the definition of beauty as defined by a gaggle of highly suspect fashion divos the look will continue. it is the look of drug addiction and stds

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Gay fashionistas go for girls who remind them of their boyfriends. Most men are most attracted to well rounded female bodies.

      • ntt1

        funny that the general resemblance is that of an 11 year old boy, and gays insist there is no pederasty in gay culture.

  • jayme

    If its a adult fine but the issue is under age girls.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Mentally, I had a real funny visual joke, then I Googled the pics, and now I feel ashamed of myself.
      Carry on.

    • Alain

      It still is not the business of the state. If the parents and their kids fall for it, they alone are responsible. Frankly I have never ever found the majority of models attractive and find it disgusting when parents push their children to be models. The fact is that there will always be bad or poor parents and no state can prevent it.

  • UCSPanther

    Jeez. Any less mass, and that model is going to be a wraith…

    • Petey

      From what I’ve read it’s all about what makes the clothes look good. Land whales just don’t do it.

      • Frances

        The clothes she’s wearing don’t look good anyway, though they might if she had the shape of a woman. But designer clothes these days aren’t designed for anyone with even the suggestion of breasts or hips.

        • guest

          Well 13 year old boys aren’t known for their hourglass figures.

      • UCSPanther

        Sorry, but a model that looks like an undead creature just doesn’t do it for me…

        Not fond of land whales, but not fond of walking skeletons either…

  • Petrilia

    She looks a bit like the starved Jews in all the camps my uncles and their friends in the Canadian armies liberated from the Nazis in WW2. Whose idea of beauty is this? My uncles could never forgive or forget that horror. Now young girls emulate starvation and torture for an ad? My Canadian Armed Forces ancestors recoil sat their sacrifices used to sell sshit, and shhit is what it is. No history, no caring. I will say a show called Company X is very good to show Canadian side of the story..

  • Hard Little Machine

    After sharia ramps up the fashions will be burqanized.