On our minds: model calls for mp:s to regulate the industry
Petition to encourage legislation against "dangerously skinny" models gains attention in the UK.
Introducing regulations to ban super-skinny models from fashion shows and campaigns has been on the radar for some time and already been put in place in France where taking on models considered “dangerously skinny” comes with the risk of fines and even jail. Rosalie Nelson, a British model signed up with a minor local agency, recently started a petition to encourage the UK government to impose the same legislation in Britain after repeatedly being told that she needed to lose weight when approaching one of the major agencies in the country. With some 55,000 names signed up already and the petition having grasped the attention of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image, it looks like Nelson’s efforts could well have an impact. Read more here.
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