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French parliament passes motion banning 'super-skinny' models


President Francois Hollande

President Francois Hollande

President Francois Hollande

France's lower house of parliament this morning passed a measure banning excessively thin fashion models and exposing modelling agencies and the fashion houses that hire them to possible fines and even jail.

The measure is part of a wider crack-down on anorexia backed by President Francois Hollande's government.

Lawmakers during the night approved a separate measure making it illegal to condone anorexia, a move targeting Internet sites that encourage dangerous weight loss.

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