I know, right? You expect your models to be a size 18 like the rest of the developed world. Having a severely underweight model would just encourage people to get all anorexic and stuff, and Lord knows none of us need a diet. The UK's Advertising Standards Authority ruled Yves Saint Laurent couldn't use this ad again.
Go ahead and click the link. I'm sure you'll agree that the chick in question looks like she's passed out due to anorexia-induced bradycardic arrhythmia.*
From the sound of the article, however, it sounds like someone just got butthurt that some fashion mag is promoting an unrealistic beauty standard. Because usually, they don't do that, right?
Personally? I think if we're going to play this game, we need to ban Photoshop, because no way everyone has the healthy glow, four-foot long arms, lack of fat rolls, or whatever else is in fashion this week. Oh! And fat chicks. Wouldn't want to encourage obesity. And so on.
*Hey. Worried Mom has been researching every heart condition known to
Man since this-all happened, ok? I've concluded my kid doesn't have
this particular condition. Cross that off the list of things to freak out about.