Betty on the News: France Considers Warning Label for Airbrushed Photos
A new proposed law would require Photoshopped images of thin models and actors to come with a warning label
-Margeaux Baulch Klein
In an effort to curb eating disorders and other illnesses, the French government is considering passing a law that would require printed warning labels to accompany photographs that have been digitally altered to make a person look thinner.
The fine for advertisements that do not include a label saying, “Retouched photograph aimed at changing a person’s physical appearance” could be as high as 50 percent of the cost of the entire publicity campaign, should the law pass.
“We want to combat the stereotypical image that all women are young and slim,” said Valerie Boyer, a member of the French Parliament and one of 50 politicians in favor of the law. (Daily Mail)