Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Unilever shows zero intolerance

So Unilever has decided that it will no longer feature size zero models in its ads, anywhere in the world, which is a big relief to those of us who feel pressured to be skinny, and bad news for people who hate the "Real Beauty" campaign for showing women as they actually are. Very cool. This story says the company wanted to go with the guidelines for Body Mass Index that were set down by the U.N., which says that a BMI of between 18.5 and 25 is considered healthy. That just goes to show you how warped our world is, because, for the most part, when the UN is looking at BMI, it is looking at people who have a low BMI not because they are supermodels but because they don't get enough food to have a healthy one.

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