Overly thin models banned in Israel

Overly thin models banned in Israel
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POSTED: Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 9:42am

UPDATED: Friday, January 11, 2013 - 5:48pm

A new Israeli law is taking on eating disorders.

It bans underweight models from catwalks and commercials.

The law uses Body Mass Index - a way of estimating healthy weight - to decide who can model, and who can't.

Anyone with a B-M-I less than 18-and-a-half, is out.

Spain and Australia have already set minimum weight limits for certain fashion shows.

Do you think this Israeli law is a good idea? Why or why not?

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They need to be regulating people who are too fat, not the skinny ones.

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