France makes glorifying anorexia online punishable by prison

Glorifying anorexia or excessive “skinniness” on the internet will be a criminal offence in France under a new law passed on Thursday.

A host of websites claim to offer beauty tips to girls as young as 12, including starving themselves to create stick legs and a yawning “thigh gap”.
Now, those who run so-called “pro-ana” or “thinsipirational” websites risk a maximum year’s imprisonment and a fine of €10,000 (£7,344) for “provoking people to excessive thinness by encouraging prolonged dietary restrictions that could expose them to a danger of death or directly impair their health”.

The measure was voted as an amendment to a broader health reform.

However, a second proposal to slap fines and prison sentences on anyone employing undernourished fashion models was abandoned last week.

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