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Vogue Vows Not to Work With Models Under 16: Right Move or Big Deal Over Nothing?

Living 2012/05/04 18:00:00
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Under 16 and looking to score a modeling gig at Vogue? You're out of luck. And if you look like you might have an eating disorder, you'd better keep job hunting, too. The editors of Vogue magazines around the world have agreed to "not knowingly work with models under the age of 16 or who appear to have an eating disorder," according to a Conde Nast International announcement Thursday, The Associated Press reports.



"Vogue believes that good health is beautiful. Vogue Editors around the world want the magazines to reflect their commitment to the health of the models who appear on the pages and the well-being of their readers," said Conde Nast International Chairman Jonathan Newhouse in a statement. The editors said they will ask casting directors to check IDs at photo shoots, fashion shows and ad campaigns -- and ex-model Sara Ziff thinks it's a great idea.

"Most editions of Vogue regularly hire models who are minors, so for Vogue to commit to no longer using models under the age of 16 marks an evolution in the industry," Ziff, founder of the The Model Alliance, which strives to improve the working conditions of models, told the AP. "We hope other magazines and fashion brands will follow Vogue's impressive lead." Do you agree that the moves are necessary? Or do they go too far?
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  • Ron 2012/05/06 16:20:48
    Right move
    Ron
    +1
    The young models were used for the fact that they were very thin and it projects the wrong image of a healthy female, in my opinion.
  • angel face 2012/05/06 15:49:42
    Right move
    angel face
    +2
    I think that kids should live out their childhoods first and then worry about all the rest later
  • Papillon 2012/05/06 15:17:57
  • Couri Papillon 2012/05/07 07:31:44
    Couri
    +3
    You did not have to read it or answer. If you really didn't care you wouldn't even be here. Look for attention some place else.
  • Papillon Couri 2012/05/12 22:46:52
  • Couri Papillon 2012/05/13 01:47:21
    Couri
    Nope, just tired of people b*tching about how much they don't care about a topic yet they not only click on the link but leave a two paragraph comment talking about how much they "don't give a sh*t". Grow up.
  • Christopher Kirchen 2012/05/06 14:50:59
    Right move
    Christopher Kirchen
    +2
    Girls under 16 shouldn't be put in a situation where they're pretty much turned into pieces of meat; that's what models are. Even if they model fully clothed, there will be some pervs out there looking at them like hookers, and girls under 16 shouldn't be put through that,
  • Kaimeso 2012/05/06 13:45:19
    Big deal over nothing
    Kaimeso
    +1
    The magazine is just trying to apease a few critics,. Check back next year and see if they stood by their policy or they used the weasel clause of "not knowingly",.. In reality when their advertisers cut back and the sales slip just a tiny bit, they will do whatever to sell the product.
  • Matt 2012/05/06 13:42:35
    Big deal over nothing
    Matt
    +2
    what do they want? a pat on the back for finally doing the right thing?
  • MorganRae Matt 2012/05/07 15:05:54
    MorganRae
    They think they deserve a trophy for placing a shaky policy on a solid law!
  • 16 2012/05/06 13:42:31
    Right move
    16
    +1
    I might have to start subscribing to Vogue! But yeah, up it to 18.
  • EDWARD G 2012/05/06 12:20:03
    Right move
    EDWARD G
    +2
    This is long overdue. Several years ago a number of groups took om Calvin Klein over this issue. He was extremely rude about it and told them to go "f" themselves (his words, not mine). Then one of the groups called his ads child porn and suddenly the little dirtbag got the message
  • Skye EDWARD G 2012/05/07 00:21:53
    Skye
    People are overreacting...
  • jacob crim 2012/05/06 11:33:51
    Big deal over nothing
    jacob crim
    +1
    I do not see the big deal in using teens as models if they or/and their parents consent.
  • Wanderer 2012/05/06 10:33:21
    Big deal over nothing
    Wanderer
    +1
    There's plenty of oppotunity for underage models to find work in the industry they don't even need vogues opinion.
  • addie 2012/05/06 06:55:39 (edited)
    Big deal over nothing
    addie
    +2
    It is the parents and people around the kid that matter, no matter the kids age or what the kid does, modeling, ballet dancing, bowling.
  • lonewolf 2012/05/06 06:20:19
    Right move
    lonewolf
    +1
    sometimes i see my sisters face in those girls.... then i hide the magazines so she won't see them. want her to be mentally healthy.
  • joe mauro 2012/05/06 06:07:55
    Right move
    joe mauro
    +1
    should be 30 plus
  • mollie 2012/05/06 04:29:34
    Right move
    mollie
    +3
    It is like child slavery they are starving themselves
  • being me 2012/05/06 03:55:50
    Right move
    being me
    +1
    There is a lot of pressure to look and act a certain way.
  • 001 2012/05/06 00:49:28
    Right move
    001
    +1
    They are simply sticking to the guidelines. Models should be over sixteen and have a minimum BMI of 18.5 (in other words, they shouldn't look like they have an eating disorder). I only wish they were rules instead of guidelines.
  • Vision of Verve 2012/05/05 23:59:15
  • METALheadMom 2012/05/05 21:49:30
    Right move
    METALheadMom
    +2
    AWESOME!!! I might start buying it again.
  • Skye METALhe... 2012/05/07 00:25:11
    Skye
    Just because of the people in it? I don't get what adults have against kids.
  • jackolantyrn356 2012/05/05 21:26:04
    Big deal over nothing
    jackolantyrn356
    +1
    No matter what. The mouse ran away with the cheese3
  • overdog001 2012/05/05 21:14:27
    Big deal over nothing
    overdog001
    +1
    I'll be more impressed when they make it 18. Some countries come "of age" at 17, so okay, 17 in their country only.
  • Sarah Alexander 2012/05/05 20:22:08
    Big deal over nothing
    Sarah Alexander
    +1
    The not putting them in if they have an eating disorder is fine, but not putting them in because they aren't 16 is ridiculous; there is nothing wrong pursing your dreams/career young. I finished high school very early, and was emancipated/moved out quite young to pursue science.
  • Sakus<3 Sarah A... 2012/05/07 02:27:11
    Sakus<3
    That's the thing, a girl is more than likely to develop an eating disorder.
  • Sarah A... Sakus<3 2012/05/07 13:59:52
    Sarah Alexander
    And a girl who graduates early is more likely to develop and unhealthy addiction to caffeine, 80+ hour work weeks and 30+ hour work weekends with no free time or good sleep.. it happens.
    The job of the magazine isn't to prevent girls from mistreating themselves, it's to encourage them not to by refusing to hire them if they present signs of an eating disorder. I kind of doubt that a girl in modeling is that much more likely to develop and eating disorder than any other girl (somewhat more because their career rides on it, but not much); it's the parents job and, more importantly, the girls job to make sure she is healthy so she can perform.
  • sherie 2012/05/05 19:16:30
    Right move
    sherie
    +3
    Good start. 18 would be better.
  • Ozymandias 2012/05/05 18:38:26
  • Vieuphoria 2012/05/05 17:03:05
    Right move
    Vieuphoria
    +1
    100% the right move
  • harley oldman 2012/05/05 16:40:20
    Right move
    harley oldman
    +2
    Right. There`s enough stuff out there NOW, that tries to turn Kids into little whores.
  • Jeremy Villa 2012/05/05 16:37:16
    Right move
    Jeremy Villa
    +1
    Some of these girls don't even look according to their age.girls age
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/05/05 16:08:57
    Right move
    Margaret Jacobson
    +2
    Teens at that age need to focus on education, fun, friends, sports...........LIFE IN GENERAL
  • meho 2012/05/05 16:04:02
    Right move
    meho
    +1
    Let them be kids
  • cb 2012/05/05 15:20:55
    Right move
    cb
    +3
    Since most of the clothing is not age appropriate for people under the age of 18 I say right move. Let them hire grown women to model clothing meant for women. Maybe then we wouldn't have teenagers running around looking like they should be walking the Vegas strip hustling johns.
  • SEAL76 2012/05/05 15:16:01
    Right move
    SEAL76
    +1
    Good idea
  • Bruce 2012/05/05 14:59:08
  • Right move
    ϟ Emma ϟ_♥loves♥supernatural♥
    +4
    i believe that 16 is still young....good move from them..but make it 18 at least

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