France Bans Super Skinny Models
The French government finally published the law that prohibits the agency model and fashion houses to recruit models and model who has a body mass index, or Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 18. In some countries such as Italy, Spain, and Israel, the rule has been applied in advance.
The law was published in order to reduce the inspiration and influence of the floor image viewer that displays the super skinny models which can promote eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia. With the existence of these laws, criminal penalties may be imposed for home fashion and modeling agency recruiting super skinny models.
So, what exactly is criminal penalties that may be imposed? The French government will be sentenced to prison for six months when fashion houses and proven modeling agency employing the super skinny models. Not only that, a fine of 75,000 euros, or about USD 962 million will be charged to the violator.
Indeed, this legislation will reduce the number of super-skinny models. However, measurement and assessment of the health of the body mass index is considered a way that was not perfect. A person could have a low body mass index or high, but still healthy.
Not only laws that prohibit super skinny models, the French government also issued rules for the production house publicist or deliberately promote lean body online. Parties who are behind the websites of the extreme weight loss, may be liable to imprisonment for one year and a fine of up to 100,000 euros, or USD 1.2 billion.
Regulations issued by the French government on the one hand sound and seem excessive. However, the facts speak. Based on data from the National Association of Anorexia dipublikasikanThe Nervosa and Associated Disorders, not a few people who really want a skinny body. In fact, one out of five people with anorexia.