UK Bans Ad With Thin Model, But That's Tougher To Do In US
A Yves Saint Laurent fashion ad was banned in the U.K. after an Elle UK reader complained about the featured model's thin physique.By Katherine Biek | June 4, 2015
This Yves Saint Laurent fashion advertisement has been banned in the UK after it appeared in Elle UK magazine and a reader complained.
That order comes from the Advertising Standards Authority, which determined the "ad was irresponsible" because the model featured was "unhealthily underweight."
Various groups who help those with eating disorders have since applauded the decision, like Beat, a U.K. charity. A rep from the organization told CNN: