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France takes a stand on anorexia by banning the hiring of "stick-thin" models

Published in Lifestyle | Monday, 06 April 2015
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France has just passed a law than bans the hiring of models that are too thin. Fashion houses and agencies that don't adhere to these laws will be hit with fines, and possible jail time.

This move is part of French President Francoise Hollande's campaign against anorexia. There have been steps taken to protect models in Israel as they have passed on a similar law of their own.

According to Reuters :

The lawmaker behind the bill previously said models would have to present a medical certificate showing a BMI of at least 18, about 55 kg (121 lb) for a height of 1.75 meters (5.7 feet), before being hired for a job and for a few weeks afterwards.

In 2010, Isabelle Caro, an anorexic 28-year-old former French fashion model, died after posing for a photographic campaign to raise awareness about the illness.

via [Reuters]