by Mondoreb & Little Baby Ginn
Italy has banned the "No Anorexia" ad campaign because it called attention to anorexia? From the BBC:
Italy's advertising watchdog has banned an ad campaign for a fashion label showing a naked anorexic woman, saying it breached its code of conduct.At first, one might wonder, how does one campaign against an illness if it can't be named? But then it's realized that Italy's authorities thought it smacked of exploitation. Free speech arguments are another matter. Although Italians live in a democracy, they do not have American constitutional 1st Amendment safeguards.
The image "commercially exploited" the illness, the advertising body said.
The image, bearing the words "No Anorexia", was first displayed during Milan Fashion Week in September.
It's enough to spark a hunger strike.
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