Shalom Life | September 17, 2014

Israel Says No to Underweight Models

Models must have a BMI of 18.5 to be hired.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: March 20th, 2012 in Culture » Society » News

Israel Says No to Underweight Models

Israel’s Knesset just passed a new law banning the use of underweight models in all advertising.

The new law, passed on Monday evening, not only requires all working models to have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 18.5, but requires all images digitally altered to make a model appear thinner to say so in writing in the ad.

Rachel Adatto, a doctor specializing in young women’s health issues, authored the bill.

"This law will send a message to teenagers that being thin is acceptable, but slimness has its limits, and there is such a thing as too thin," Ynet quoted Adatto as saying after the law was passed.

The Likud’s Danny Danon calls the new bill “a knockout in the war against anorexia”. Dan proposed the bill with Adatto, and explained that he was originally contacted about the law by U.S Congress members who are considering implementing something similar.

Michael Jackson Hologram Inspires Hitler Pictures and Gun Threats Michael Jackson Hologram Inspires Hitler Pictures and Gun Threats TrendingHoward Stern Defends Himself Against Rabbi's Attack Howard Stern Defends Himself Against Rabbi's Attack TrendingHorsin' Around with 'BoJack' Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg Horsin' Around with 'BoJack' Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg Trending
 

Jewish Hall of Fame: Sandy Koufax

September 17, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Jewish Hall of Fame: Sandy Koufax

This week's inductee is the most well-known Jewish athlete in the history of sports

Read More

Police Investigating Swastika Uber Fliers in Williamsburg

September 17, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Police Investigating Swastika Uber Fliers in Williamsburg

Uber general manager in NY has since confirmed the company "is not involved with this disgusting act of hatred"

Read More

Scottish Independence Leader Compares Israel to ISIS

September 17, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Scottish Independence Leader Compares Israel to ISIS

With one day left before the referendum, Alex Salmond said that Muslims aren't responsible for the Islamic State, just as Jews aren't responsible for Operation Protective Edge

Read More

‘Aramean’ Officially Recognized as Nationality in Israel

September 17, 2014 | By ShalomLife Team
‘Aramean’ Officially Recognized as Nationality in Israel

The move has been warmly received by Israel's Aramean-Christian community

Read More

Archaeologists Uncover Gas Chambers at Sobibor Death Camp

September 17, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Archaeologists Uncover Gas Chambers at Sobibor Death Camp

Discovered seventy years after the Nazis bulldozed over the area in an attempt to cover their tracks

Read More

Jewish Groups Call Joe Biden's "Shylock" Comment Offensive

September 17, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Jewish Groups Call Joe Biden's "Shylock" Comment Offensive

The ADL's Abraham Foxman is not pleased with the Vice President's choice of words during an address he gave Tuesday night

Read More

The Love Jewce: In Real Life with Nev Schulman

September 16, 2014 | By Andria Kaplan
The Love Jewce: In Real Life with Nev Schulman

A look at the 'Catfish' star's new book, "In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age"

Read More

British Retailer Bans Jewish Schoolchildren from Entering

September 16, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
British Retailer Bans Jewish Schoolchildren from Entering

Security guard at leading U.K. retailer Sport Direct bars children from entering, says "No Jews, no Jews"

Read More

More Headlines