Thoughtfully posted by Richard Zach here.
Day: October 11, 2009
Top Magazine Bans Professional Models
From Boing Boing:
Declaring that “Today’s models weigh around 23% less than normal women,” and “The whole model industry is anorexic,” Germany’s top women’s magazine, Brigitte has announced that it will no longer work with professional models, because they have to devote substantial resources to photoshopping added weight to them in order to make them resemble their readers.
Frankly, I’m fascinated that they were actually trying to make them resemble readers! (But also curious why they have banned all models. Surely “plus-size” models shouldn’t be excluded on these grounds.) Thanks, Mr Jender!