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Europe Wants to Ban Airbrushing in Fashion Photography 2009-12-22 10:04:52

Europe Fights to Ban Fashion Airbrushing

Europeans are taking a major stand against airbrushing in fashion photography. Following a proposed law that would require all retouched photos be labeled, Europeans are now demanding a ban on all ads featuring digitally altered models targeting girls under 16 years old.

This follows a report that found "a correlation between unhealthy behavior in adolescents who are exposed to images of skinny, airbrushed models."

“The weight of the evidence . . . shows that thin, ‘perfected’ media images have a detrimental effect on how girls and women think and feel about their own bodies," said Dr. Helga Dittmar of the University of Sussex, one of the authors of the report.

Interesting; do you think the US should take a stand on airbrushed photography, too?

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