should size 0 models be banned from fashion shows?

@ESKARENA1 (18299)
January 25, 2007 5:36am CST
In uk they are taking about banning ultra thin models from fashion shows, if so, why? or why not?
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
25 Jan 07
Yes I think they should they set a bad example to the young Girls today and this is what is causing young Girls not to eat and to all these Eating Disorders Because they see them Models and they hear Men/Boys making comments on the "great Figures" they get a complex about themselves and that is where it starts These type of Models are a bad example without realising it for the young Girls in this Day and Age
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
25 Jan 07
i agree my friend. I have recently been told it is also a result of fashion designers making clothes that look good on a young boys figure. When this is done, the only women they suit are those who have a body shape like a young boy, this means that many young women are not simply emmulating the body shape of excessivly thin models, but infact they are attempting to emulate the body shape of pre pubesent boys.....
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@kitokito (110)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
They definitely should!! Fashion industries should take the lead in ending this horrible view on beauty. Eating disorder is becoming rampant not only in adults and teenagers..Very young children are affected too. How can they see skinny and flimsy as beauty?? They look like zombies and walking sticks.
@Ohara_1983 (4120)
• Kuwait
26 Jan 07
Yes, it should. Because of not good to the image of the young girl now. Instead of they eat properly they don't because they saw on their favorite fashion model that they are thin and they think it's look sexy if they do to. And as i saw on fashion TV it's not good to see them that they are too much thin, i feel that they are controlling their food that's why most of them have and anorexia.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
26 Jan 07
yes my friend i agree, so much of our media seems obsessed with size and weight that ultra thin models are creating an idealised type that very few can live up to and when they do the health implications are terrible
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@shywolf (4522)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I think that it would be a good idea. THe reason why I think this is because these really tiny models are sending out such a bad message to the children of today. I mean, some of these models are basically anorexic. Do we really need to be telling our youth, in essence, that being so thin that you are almost unhealthy, is the only way to be beautiful? Because that is the message that it seems like some kids are getting, and it just isn't right.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
25 Jan 07
btw all the above all have plus ratings i can not answer adequately because i fully agree with every point raised blessed be
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@minxy67 (2710)
25 Jan 07
I think they should banned, they give off the wrong idea of what we should look like, I think size 0 models encourage anorexic people, they do not give people the true impression as to what is healthy and what is not healthy, being that skinny is not good for you and is a bad role model to teenagers.
@nuffsed (1274)
27 Jan 07
I'm always cautious about calling for bans. This subject disturbs me though because when I think of small size women I inevitably think of young girls and ultimately children. I had a rant the other day about underwear for 5 and 6 yr old little girls being sexy and far too grown up for such an age of innocence. I see Japanese Anime or Mangs or whatever and the images are sexy, often brutal and very young. On the catwalk we see these models that have the shape, as another writer put it the other day, "of young boys". We see the long legged "Barbie" type dolls with scanty underwear. I find it all very suspect and cloaked in false respectability. Small may be sexy, but too small raises concerns in my mind, I start having uncomfortable thoughts about my own Grandchildren growing up safely. In the real world, people have over the decades, been growing bigger, these smaller sizes are even more, "out of line" nowadays.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
27 Jan 07
good point my friend. A good friend of mine , who happened to be a fashion designer and gay tried to explain it to me. He argued that most fashion designers are gay, and therefore only design clothes for their ideal body image. Although the clothes are sold to femails, they are designed to only look good on males. Consequently, for these clothes to look good, the models must emmulate the body shape of a young boy. What we need are more female designers, come on girls make clothes for real women
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
23 Aug 07
I think ultra thin models should be banned in general, no matter which country. The thinness of models is so unrealistic...young girls and women look at these women and think they HAVE to be that thin..this is not reality in my mind. It's probably a leading cause of why women then think they have to starve themselves and then become anorexic/bulimics to achieve the same model thin appearance...models themselves aren't exactly in top health, as many of them, themselves are anorexic/bulimic as well--Who the he!! wants to look like a walking skeleton anyway??
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
26 Aug 07
I can only agree with you my friend blessed be
@JJireh (26)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
it should not be banned. i find them beautiful and look elegant.they look sexier especially on swimwear.
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@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
27 Jan 07
it si an interesting point of view but i assume you are a guy ... but what would you think if your daughter had become anorexic because she wanted to look like those models you find so sexy ? I agree that some of them are sexy but not the skiniest especially when u think that most ARE anorexic to be able to keep such tiny figures I really think it doesn t help the young and influencable teenagers
@bowtieguy (5930)
• United States
18 Aug 07
No, they can't help it if that is what size god made them, or aloud them to be, and jelosey is a horriable shade of green to be seen with, so do not condemn the condemnd.