France Bans Ultra-Thin Models

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The French legislature voted for a bill on Friday, 3 March and declares: “The activity of model is banned for any person whose Body Mass Index (BMI) is lower than levels proposed by health authorities and decreed by the ministers of health and labor.”

France has become the latest country to ban excessively skinny models from working in the ultra-chic country’s fashion industry, joiningIsrael, Spain and Italy.

 

 

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