Israeli law banning super skinny models goes into effect

Israeli law banning super skinny models goes into effect

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A model is helped into her garment during Basso & Brooke's Autumn/winter show at London Fashion Week on February 14, 2007 in London.

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Israel has officially outlawed models under a certain BMI, and now other countries and agencies are thinking of following suit.

In Israel, a model is banned if she has a BMI — a combination of height and weight — of less than 18.5. If you’re  5’7”, that’s weighing less than 118 lbs. The law also prohibits advertisers from publishing digitally-manipulated images without a clear, written warning that the pictures you’re seeing are photoshopped.

Now, some Israeli’s say they’re coming to New York in April to try and persuade top fashion companies to also ban super-thin models.
 

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