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[–] shart_in_a_fat_roll 11 points 68 points (+79|-11) ago  (edited ago)

Read the article - OP made up his post as a joke. France banned skinny models, NOT fat models.

Both the real and fake versions are fucking bullshit. This is why it's so important we don't let the fucking tumblr-tards keep chipping away at our free speech here in the states.

It's absolute fucking bullshit cuntwaddery that some dickhead politician gets to decide if you're "healthy enough" to pose for a picture.

Edit: this is controversial? Some of you guys really want a government deciding what models should look like?

Edit 2: And now some dumbass is calling for me to be banned from fph. Did you read the article? They banned skinny models, NOT fat models you idiot. Government always panders to whiny useless fatass pieces of oppression-olympic-gold-medalist shit, the same armchair activists that brought us cyber bullying laws.

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[–] shart_in_a_fat_roll 1 points 50 points (+51|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Nope, using government to ban speech you don't like is a classic SJW tactic.

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[–] Fuckery 4 points 14 points (+18|-4) ago 

I get what you're saying, but I'd be equally pissed about legislation making a BMI maximum. Government is not the solution to the problem.

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[–] WoodrowWilsonLong 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

So fighting a government nanny-state is SJW now? You're fucking retarded.

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[–] Boltbeam 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Hambeasts have every right in this country to express themselves if they wish. The problem is when they outright lie about their conditions or promote it with harmful information ("You can be healthy and fat!" "Nobody has the right to judge if you're healthy or not, that's up for you to decide!").

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[–] FPSFairy 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I like the rules as I used to think they were in the US: You get to make a fool of yourself, and I get to laugh at you for it, and vice versa. No one actually gets hurt (feefees don't count), and fun is probably had by all.

...Until the obese person I was laughing at keels over from a heart attack, anyway.

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[–] birds_sing [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's not just the modelling, it's an attack against anorexia. Yes they banned anorexic models but they did it to prevent the promotion of anorexia. They also made it so any websites that promote anorexia will result in large fines and possible jail time.

The point is that a government banned the glorification and promotion of self harm and an unhealthy lifestyle suicide. But they only banned one side of the scale.

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[–] ginx2666 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

France banned skinny models

Skinny as "fit", or skinny as "spooky skelington"? I can get behind banning of the latter, because if I can see every rib, pelvis, and collarbones on some twig dressed in three times too big rag, the she's a mental case, not a model.

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[–] speshul_snowflake 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

Link broken like a folding chair under Tess Munster (or Mess Tonster)

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[–] Boltbeam 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Toss Monster

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[–] HowNowPaoCow 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago  (edited ago)

France passed a law banning obese models people.

When they get it right, I'll buy a plane ticket and learn a new language.

I do, however like that there is law specifically banning Tess Munster from working in France.

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[–] shart_in_a_fat_roll 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Did you read the article? They banned skinny models, NOT fat models.

OP is joking.

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[–] HowNowPaoCow 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

HAHA!!!I've been bamboozled!!

Well played, OP.

I avoid news websites like the plague because of all the damned banner ads, click-bate, and auto-play.

Oh well. One can always dream.

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[–] bloopton 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Amen brotha.

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[–] Buggsie_Blue 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

If that happens, I'm there with ya. I might have to deal with the occasional asshole from Paris, but hey, no fat people.

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[–] swohio 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

They have laws banning severely underweight models because it sends a bad message to the public. I've been arguing that if you ban super skinny models that are unhealthy there should be a ban on unhealthy fat models. Looks like I got my wish (at least for France.)

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[–] shart_in_a_fat_roll 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

No you didn't. Read the article. France banned skinny models, not fat models.

The OP made up his text as a joke.

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[–] mk46gunner 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Pretty much my thoughts exactly.

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[–] bloopton 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago  (edited ago)

I see a lot of talk in this thread about censorship. Just my two cents, agree or disagree:

The government's taxed cigarettes and alcohol, it's banned commercials for smoking, it's heavily regulated alcohol advertisements...

Fat isn't a state of being. Junk food, obesity, fat, they're all fucking choices. Arguably, choices that have consequences as serious or worse than smoking or alcoholism. I don't see any uproar about the way this country treats alcohol, smoking, smokers and drunks. So why treat obesity/fatties any different? They are cancers to themselves and to society, dangers to public healthy and massive weights (pun intended) on our healthcare system. They aren't eligible to join the military, they're fucking lazy as shit, they are basically wasted citizens. It is in EVERYONE's best interest to treat obesity as a HUGE FUCKING SCOURGE, just like smoking and alcohol abuse were. I'm not talking sympathy here. Fuck that. I'm talking about all out war on obesity and those who deem it to be "ok", the people too lazy to change themselves and the people too fucking stupid to push to change others. It's not just the fatties' problem, it's a country's problem, and IMO, France is doing the right fucking thing by institutionalizing shitlordry.

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[–] Rich77 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

As much as I love this it walks a very thin line when you start banning things the government doesn't like

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[–] l23r 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I gotta agree there.

On the same hand, I think there's a difference between modelling for a magazine or television and modelling for an ad on the street corner. You can close a book or turn off the tube, or keep your young kids who are too young to really explain "this is not okay" away from it, but it's harder to not see something on the side of the road. In North America there are laws against advertising stuff with 'extreme' nudity offline or outside of 19+ venues and publications, because when you go into public you have less of a choice about what you come across.

Super fat or super skinny - neither are healthy. An ad showcasing the body resulting from disordered eating patterns and thought processes? Perfectly fine. But even though every body needs to be covered by clothing, what is the reasoning behind ad companies choosing to use models that are too small to showcase the clothing in a way that fits 99% of the population? I can see the argument for plus size models because practically everyone is fat in America. It's nothing I think the government should be banning, but if I saw an ad like that I'd turn away and be less likely to buy the product.

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[–] SevereHeebieJeebies 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

Disagree with it. Safe to say we all hate fat people, but I hate censorship even more. This is outright nasty government ban hammering on freedoms. Are fat people shitty repulsive beings the likes of whom should burn in hell ? Sure, do they have a right to post nasty repulsive pics of their gross betus ridden skin sacks? Yes. Because the moment you support taking away freedom of speech from one group, you effectively put it at risk for everyone else.

For those of you here from reddit remember, we dealt with the same type of injustice.

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[–] KingMortales 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

There are ways without censorship to reduce obesity though.

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[–] Allah_Ackbar 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

they banned underweight models, so now it's only fair.

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[–] l23r 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Unfortunately the article is not real... and I think it's more than just "being fair" It's a form of education to show people that eating 3000 calories in a day is unhealthy just like eating only 300.

Banning a model because they are black or trans or whatever? Totally not okay. Being those things isn't harmful, and doesn't encourage others to harm themselves. Being 90 pounds or 90+ pounds overweight though? That is harmful to yourself, and if people are concerned about normalizing "unhealthy body types" they should care just as much about both ends of the scale.

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[–] IWasNumber1 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

This is a violation of freedom of speech and blatent censorship. Sure we don't like obese models, but even we want everyone to have the freedom of speech.

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[–] FuriousFucktard 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I don't. Freedom of speach is very complicated nowadays. There are good reasons why advertising is regulated and obtainging money by deception is outlawed - but both these things go against free speach to a degree.

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