Study Backs Government Censorship of Overly Thin Models

This picture taken 26 September 2007 in Rome shows an Italian advertising campaign featuring French actress and anorexia sufferer Isabelle Caro
An anti-anorexia billboard in Italy. Photo: Andreas Solaro/Getty Images

In the first-ever economic analysis of anorexia, research from the London School of Economics shows that a woman's cultural environment plays a huge role in her decision to starve herself (SHOCKER). LSE economist Dr. Joan Costa-Font believes that the study's findings justify a government crackdown on ads depicting underweight women: "Government intervention to adjust individual biases in self-image would be justified to curb the spread of a potential epidemic of food disorders."