Parliament approves measure making use of anorexic models a crime

Parliament adopted the amendment Friday, as part of a larger public health bill working its way through the legislature.

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The French parliament has approved a measure which will make the use of anorexic models a crime.

According to AP, parliament adopted the amendment Friday, as part of a larger public health bill working its way through the legislature.

Though only applicable within France, it is believed that the measure could have symbolic impact beyond because of its major influence on the fashion world.

Countries like Israel and Spain has also cracked down on the glorification of dangerously thin models.

Meanwhile, lawmakers had earlier in the week, adopted a related amendment targeting those who run pro-anorexia websites.

Statistics from the French ministry reveal that an estimated 40,000 people suffer from anorexia in France, 90 percent of them women

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