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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