France's health minister says she supports plans to criminalize the use of advertising with anorexic models in France.
The measure would put France, a world capital of fashion, among countries like Israel and Spain to crack down on the glorification of dangerously thin models.
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Socialist lawmaker Olivier Veran wants to add language to an upcoming health reform bill to make it illegal to employ models deemed to have an eating disorder.
A second would make it a crime to glorify "excessive thinness," which would target pro-anorexia websites. It would be punishable by up to one year in prison and 10,000 euros ($10,575) in fines.
Veran was expected to propose the amendments on Monday, part of an overall health reform bill to be presented in parliament's lower house on March 31.