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AMA Urges Advertisers to Stop Presenting Unrealistic Body Images

24 Jun

Via Scoop.itHealthcare Continuing Education

Advertisers’ airbrushing accidents are well-documented, in large part for their comedy value.

Unrealistic: Ralph Lauren was forced to apologise after editing a picture of model Filippa Hamilton to the extent that her head was bigger than her waist. The AMA has now slammed the use of photo editing software in ads

A statement released afterwards explained how ‘a large body of literature links exposure to media-propagated images of unrealistic body image to eating disorders and other child and adolescent health problems.’
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Posted by on June 24, 2011 in General

 

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