France Wants to Put an End to Anorexia in The Fashion

The Excessive thinness among models It can become a problem covered by the French Government, which would follow the example of Spain and other countries. France is debating a draft law to ban the extreme thinness models. Agencies of models and fashion brands could be fined for hiring these models and send officers to prison, according to the Minister of health French, Marisol Touraine.

The initiative has been proposed by the Socialist parliamentary group, in particular by Deputy Oliviar Véran, neurologist by profession, who has tabled two amendments to a law on health with two provisions for fighting anorexia.

The first of these amendments seeks to”prohibit recourse to young people from an extreme thinness with a weight that puts them in danger”, according to the own Veran to Le Parisien.” The models would have that provide a medical certificate that it shall prove to be a body mass of at least 18 index, hovering around the 55 kg to heights of 1.75 meters. Without this role could not qualify for the post. If this is not respected agencies would be sentenced to imprisonment of up to six months and fines of up to 75,000 euros.

“The second amendment seeks to create a”offence of provocation of the excessive thinness”. An “apology of the anorexia that could endanger young people” also would be with the courts. In this case the focus is on websites or media that can encourage adolescents to health practices.

Marisol Touraine said amid French BFM TV:

It is important to see the fashion models they need to feed and take care of your health, especially for the young people who come to the models as an aesthetic ideal.

According to the Deputy Véran, in France there are between 30,000 and 40,000 people suffering from anorexia, 90% of them are teenagers.

In the image we see Isabelle Caro, a French model who starred in a campaign against anorexia in 2007 and who died in 2010, at the age of 30.