MPs are to investigate whether very thin models should be banned from British catwalks, after a petition calling for fashion week health checks reached 30,000 signatures.
Caroline Noakes MP, who heads the all parliamentary group on body image, is to invite senior members of the fashion industry to get their views on whether legislation is needed to protect young models from feeling pressured to lose dangerous amounts of weight.Good grief, I thought the marriage certificate issue was scraping the barrel, but this..!?
Rosie Nelson, a 23-year-old size 8 model from Sandhurst, who has worked on shoots for Vogue Australia and Ben Sherman, started her Change.org petition to call for a law change.
“When I walked into one of the UK’s biggest model agencies last year they told me I ticked all the boxes except one – I needed to lose weight. So I did,” she wrote in her introduction to the petition.Well, then, maybe you are at fault, not them?