A French politician -- and 50 of her colleagues -- wants a new law imposing a "health warning" on any ad featuring a photo of a model that has been retouched. The warning would say:real beauty" girls got Photoshopped.
French parliamentarian Valerie Boyer said, per Reuters:
"These images can make people believe in a reality that often does not exist," Boyer said in a statement on Monday, adding that the law should apply to press photographs, political campaigns, art photography and images on packaging as well as advertisements.Breaking the law would be punishable with a fine of 37,500 euros ($54,930), or up to 50 percent of the cost of the ad, Reuters reported.
As Gawker points out, this would require the establishment of a "fashion police" agency:
... how would the law be monitored? Literal fashion police?Perhaps they can arrest Lady Gaga.