en-fr  France bans extremely thin models
La France interdit les mannequins extrêmement minces.

BBB News, 5 mai 2017.

Une loi en France interdisant l'utilisation de mannequins de maigreurs malsaines est entrée en vigueur.

Les modèles devront fournir un certificat médical attestant leur santé physique globale, en tenant compte de leur indice de masse corporelle (IMC) - une mesure de poids par rapport à la taille.

Le ministère de la Santé affirme que l'objectif est de lutter contre les troubles de l'alimentation et les idéaux inaccessibles de la beauté.

Les photos modifiées numériquement devront également être étiquetées à partir du 1er octobre.

Les images où l'apparence d'un modèle a été manipulé devront être marquées photographie retouchée (anglais: retouched photograph).

Une version antérieure du projet de loi avait suggéré un IMC minimum pour les modèles, ce qui a provoqué des manifestations des agences de modélisation en France.

Mais la version finale, soutenue par les députés en 2015, permet aux médecins de décider si un mannequin est trop mince en tenant compte de son poids, de son âge et de sa morphologie.

Les employeurs qui enfreignent la loi pourraient subir des amendes allant jusqu'à 75 000 euros (£ 63,500, 82 000 $) et jusqu'à six mois en prison.

"Exposing young people to normative and unrealistic images of bodies leads to a sense of self-depreciation and poor self-esteem that can impact health-related behaviour," said France's Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Marisol Touraine, in a statement on Friday, French media report.

La France n'est pas le premier pays à légiférer sur les modèles en sous-poids — l’Italie, l’Espagne et Israël l'ont déjà fait.

L'anorexie affecte entre 30 000 et 40 000 personnes en France, dont 90% sont des femmes.
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France bans extremely thin models.

BBB News, May 5, 2017.

A law in France banning the use of unhealthily thin fashion models has come into effect.

Models will need to provide a doctor's certificate attesting to their overall physical health, with special regard to their body mass index (BMI) - a measure of weight in relation to height.

The health ministry says the aim is to fight eating disorders and inaccessible ideals of beauty.

Digitally altered photos will also have to be labelled from 1 October.

Images where a model's appearance has been manipulated will need to be marked photographie retouchée (English: retouched photograph).

A previous version of the bill had suggested a minimum BMI for models, prompting protests from modelling agencies in France.

But the final version, backed by MPs 2015, allows doctors to decide whether a model is too thin by taking into account their weight, age, and body shape.

Employers breaking the law could face fines of up to 75,000 euros (£63,500; $82,000) and up to six months in jail.

"Exposing young people to normative and unrealistic images of bodies leads to a sense of self-depreciation and poor self-esteem that can impact health-related behaviour," said France's Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Marisol Touraine, in a statement on Friday, French media report.

France is not the first country to legislate on underweight models - Italy, Spain and Israel have all done so.

Anorexia affects between 30,000 to 40,000 people in France, 90% of whom are women.