New law: Models must have BMI greater than 18.5

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    Mar 20, 2012 8:57 PM GMT
    Not from California, but from Israel.
    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/cutline/israel-skinny-model-ban-law-requires-body-mass-160408015.html

    If we start applying "affirmative action" to fashion modeling... things could get, well, ugly.

    I can see it now. "The proportion of love handles in underwear ads must equal the proportion in the general population." icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 20, 2012 11:59 PM GMT
    Fucking Joos.
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    Mar 21, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
    I was under the impression that the BMI wasnt very widely respected, as it doesnt take into account muscle mass and such. That being said, it might help women but not men, hence the law is sexist (and stupid)
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    Mar 21, 2012 12:02 AM GMT
    Reminds me of when they banned underage models and Marc Jacobs was all lol fuck you I'm still using this 13 year old girl. And then nothing happened =D
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    Mar 21, 2012 12:02 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidReminds me of when they banned underage models and Marc Jacobs was all lol fuck you I'm still using this 13 year old girl. And then nothing happened =D


    LOL!
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    Mar 21, 2012 3:21 AM GMT
    This had best not cut into my supply of hot Israeli twinks.

    Just sayin'.

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    Mar 21, 2012 3:30 AM GMT
    *scratches Israel off places to visit*
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    Mar 21, 2012 3:31 AM GMT
    No comment on body fat.
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    Mar 21, 2012 3:45 AM GMT
    Um, sorry but I have to agree.... The messages sent out to women are very unhealthy. To have anorexic models is to say to women: This is how you need to look. Its extremely pathological.

    The article cites a model being 6' tall and at minimum 136.

    SIX FEET TALL, and 136. THATS still very very thin.

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    Mar 21, 2012 3:49 AM GMT
    About time
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    Mar 21, 2012 4:27 AM GMT
    Just because they're making a weight minimum (though a shoddy one), that doesn't mean they're gonna start putting Michelin Men on the catwalks... c'mon now.

    It seems like they're trying to target the eating disorder-prone models. Good on them.
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    Mar 21, 2012 4:41 AM GMT
    Does that mean the Pillsbury Dough Boy is fired?! Unbelievable!
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    Mar 21, 2012 6:43 AM GMT
    yourname2000 said
    mindgarden saidNew law: Models must have BMI greater than 18.5

    OMG!

    They'll still be allowed to hook, right? icon_confused.gificon_eek.gif


    LOL, as if the stoooopid laws regarding that profession would ever be repealed. icon_lol.gif

    OR maybe I'm making a bad assumption about the state of law in Israel in that regard...
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    Mar 21, 2012 6:54 AM GMT
    Fashion is not utility, fashion is art.

    Sears is for the rest.
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    Mar 21, 2012 5:54 PM GMT
    It's not the specific criteria that makes me uncomfortable... it's the idea of the government specifying what models should look like. And what that would look like if angry fat women in San Francisco get to write such a law...
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    Mar 21, 2012 6:04 PM GMT
    First the Patriot Act, now this? Having a bmi less than 18.5 does not make a person unhealthy. I have a bmi of 17.6 which I attribute to genetics (small bones). This law has "discrimination" written all over it.

    How would the cows that made this law feel if it was suddenly illegal for people with BMI s greater than 25 to eat cheeseburgers and doughnuts? Why is it still legal for actors to smoke in movies? Cigarettes are way more lethal than being a few pounds less than the weight that our obese society considers "normal."
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    Mar 21, 2012 6:11 PM GMT
    Oh wait (weight lol).. this doesn't apply to the United States. Oopsies.
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    Mar 21, 2012 9:27 PM GMT
    Not everyone who is "underweight" according to BMI has an eating disorder. Plenty of people are underweight and don't.

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    Mar 21, 2012 9:51 PM GMT
    Chainers saidI was under the impression that the BMI wasnt very widely respected, as it doesnt take into account muscle mass and such. That being said, it might help women but not men, hence the law is sexist (and stupid)

    Considering most men (and women) don't suffer from high muscle mass, BMI works fine for most people. Waist-to-height ratio is more important clinically than BMI.
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    Mar 21, 2012 10:22 PM GMT
    commoncoll said
    Chainers saidI was under the impression that the BMI wasnt very widely respected, as it doesnt take into account muscle mass and such. That being said, it might help women but not men, hence the law is sexist (and stupid)

    Considering most men (and women) don't suffer from high muscle mass, BMI works fine for most people. Waist-to-height ratio is more important clinically than BMI.


    I don't put much stock in BMI as it frequently tells me I'm obese. And why would you apply a standard that supposedly "works fine" for most people for a segment of the population that is hardly typical (models). It'd be like applying BMI standards to professional athletes.