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Ultrathin is not in!
Recently, Israel passed a law banning models who’re underweight from ramps and commercials. The who’s who of the Indian fashion fraternity weigh in on whether we need a similar law here
When most people think of fashion, they picture wafer-thin models. The “size zero” fad has become a global epidemic in the past few years, not helped in the least by high profile magazines that put unrealistically skinny girls on their covers, or ads that promote this as a concept of beauty. This has led to an increase in the number of anorexic and bulimic girls across the globe. To nip this problem in the bud, a new Israeli law states that models cannot be hired for jobs unless a doctor stipulates that they are not underweight and have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of no less than 18.5 (according to the World Health Organization, a BMI of less than 18 is classified as underweight; between 18.5 and 25 is healthy).
One of the lawmakers associated with this bill, Rachel Adato, was quoted as saying, “With this bill, there will be a new way to protect the kids and a new way to see what is beautiful. Beautiful shouldn’t be anorexic. Anorexia is a very dangerous disease and that’s the justification why we need this legislation.”