A new law that would require airbrushed images to contain a disclaimer is gaining popularity in the French Parliament, according to the Telegraph.
Politicians who support the law claim digitally enhanced images portraying unrealistic beauty are to blame for body and self esteem issues in adolescents.
Campaigning MP Valerie Boyer released a statement with the bill saying:
These photos can lead people to believe in a reality that does not actually exist, and have a detrimental effect on adolescents. Many young people, particularly girls, do not know the difference between the virtual and reality, and can develop complexes from a very young age.
Boyer is joined by 50 other French politicians who support the required text, which would read “Photograph retouched to modify the physical appearance of a person.”
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