Starving Bitches Need Not Apply

December 20th, 2006 // 8 Comments

It is official. Documents signed on Monday have banned super-skinny models from the runways of Milan. Also, teens under the age of sixteen will not strut any catwalks in the fashion capital. The official ban is aimed towards models with a body mass index of 18.5 or less.

Milan isn’t the only fashion-mecca taking control over the waifishness of their models. Spain has put the kibosh on underweight models this past September. Brazil also is in the midst of campaigning to ban “too skinny” as a result of the death of a popular Brazilian model as the result of an eating disorder.

The ban has overcome a strong amount of hesitation and resistance. Fashion houses felt the models and their weight was not an issue. But big names are lobbying to tighten the reigns and eliminate concerns.

Personally this issue is touchy. But I support it. I am not supporting being overweight but being underweight is just as deadly. I think that is the issue here. Having a BMI slightly over the healthy norm doesn’t make you fat so calm down. No one is saying anything about using overweight models.

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Now, if we could just ban the pretty girls too, I’d be a happy camper.

Milan bans ultra-skinny models from catwalk [Reuters]

By Cara Harrington
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  1. Gossip Guru

    Lets see how everyone feels when there is a bunch of fat fucking models walking down the runway . . . oh excuse me “PLUS SIZE” models. This makes me sick!!

  2. The thing is, how many tpypical people actually see runway shows? Girls see airburshed models in magazines, and that’s what affects them.

  3. THIS IS THE SADDEST DAY OF MY LIFE

  4. THIS IS THE SADDEST DAY OF MY LIFE

    WHY WHO WILL BE MY THINSPIRATION NOW?

  5. FogCityKitty

    I don’t know where you live, but in my city, there isn’t much “plus” anything about someone who wears a 4 or a 6. If you’re naturally a double zero because you have the thermodynamics of a blast furnace, more power to you, but if you have to only eat three times a week(and be bulimic) and take speed to get there and stay there, no one can make the argument that’s healthy behavior.

  6. Diana

    Kind of funny, the pictures shows our (Austria`s) minister of finance with his wife…

  7. luli

    BMI alone isn’t an accurate measure of whether a person is at a healthy weight or not. Case and point: a HUGE portion of professional athletes are considered OBESE by the BMI scale – likewise, many healthy models will be excluded because of their BMI regardless of whether they’re just normally that way or not.

    Personally, I think it’s a cop out. It’s easier to just pick a number than to actually make the effort to see if someone’s healthy. You can be at a normal BMI and still be severely bulimic – likewise, you can be at a normal weight and die of complications due to anorexia.

    It’s lame.

  8. MSMSRY

    It’s “reins.”

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