France votes to ban ultra-thin models in crackdown on anorexia

Modelling agencies protest as those employing models considered too thin face fines of up to €75,000 and six months in prison

French MPs have approved tough measures in an attempt to combat anorexia that will make it a crime for fashion agencies to use dangerously thin or undernourished models.

Members of the lower house of parliament also voted on Friday for measures that will make it illegal to promote anorexia on the internet and will oblige agencies to clearly mark all photographs of models that have been retouched to alter their body shape.

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