British Fashion council
United Kingdom

Last week the organisers of Madrid fashion week announced a ban on models with a BMI of under 18. Now London needs to do the same.

We owe it to the models themselves and the millions of girls worldwide with serious warped body images.

It won't stop models being thin - only 30% of Madrid's were affected, nor will it stop anorexia, an illness which stems from deep unhappiness and manifests itself as a weight problem.

What it will do is stop exploitation and encouragement of the illness as an aesthetic choice; your support is vital.

We, the undersigned, call for models with a BMI of under 18 to be taken off the catwalks and given help.

The Empathy not Envy petition to British Fashion council was written by Anonymous and is in the category Culture at GoPetition.