Israel has banned super-skinny models because 2% of the female population has an eating disorder. The new law states that models must have a BMI* of at least 18.5, which is on the low end of “normal,” or a doctor’s note stating they’re not underweight in order to get hired for modeling jobs.
Also, my favourite part:
The legislation also bans use of models who “look underweight,” and creators of ads must disclose whether they used Photoshop or graphic programs to manipulate images to make the models look skinnier.
Now if only the US would do the same.
*I don’t believe the BMI is an accurate assessment of health or weight but it’s what everyone everywhere uses to judge these things now