Yves Saint Laurent ad banned in UK for featuring underweight model

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Underweight Models Banned in Israel

It's been known that Israel has banned all underweight models from working in magazines and walking in fashion shows in hopes of decreasing the eating disorder epidemic. However, one fashion brand clearly isn't following suit.

UK's Advertising Standards Authority, ASA, has banned Yves Saint Laurent's recent ad featuring an underweight model. The ad was featured in Elle UK magazine and immediately elicited negative responses from readers saying that it was "irresponsible" of the fashion brand to feature such an unhealthy image.

Luckily, Twitter users chimed in to support ASA's decision to ban the ad.




The fashion brand Yves Saint Laurent will now face a choice to promote a healthier body image or continue to have its imagery banned.

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PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 11: A model walks the runway during the YDE show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 11: A model walks the runway at the Louis Vuitton Autumn Winter 2015 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 11: A model walks the runway at the Louis Vuitton Autumn Winter 2015 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 11: A model walks the runway during the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 11: A model walks the runway during the YDE show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 11: A model walks the runway during the YDE show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 11: A model walks the runway during the Moncler Gamme Rouge show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 11: A model walks the runway during the Moncler Gamme Rouge show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 11: A model walks the runway during the Rahul Mishra show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 at Palais de Tokyo on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 11: A model walks the runway during the Rahul Mishra show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 at Palais de Tokyo on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 11: A model walks the runway during the Masha Ma show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 at Palais de Tokyo on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 11: A model walks the runway during the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 11: A model walks the runway during the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 11: A model walks the runway at the Moncler Gamme Rouge Autumn Winter 2015 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 11: A model walks the runway at the Moncler Gamme Rouge Autumn Winter 2015 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 11: A model walks the runway at the Louis Vuitton Autumn Winter 2015 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 11: A model walks the runway at the Moncler Gamme Rouge Autumn Winter 2015 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 11: A model walks the runway at the Louis Vuitton Autumn Winter 2015 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 11: A model walks the runway during the Allude show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 11: A model walks the runway during the Moncler Gamme Rouge show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 11: A model walks the runway during the Masha Ma show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 at Palais de Tokyo on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 11: A model walks the runway during the Masha Ma show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 at Palais de Tokyo on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 11: A model walks the runway during the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 11: A model walks the runway during the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 11, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 10: A model walks the runway during the Iris Van Herpen show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 10, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 10: A model walks the runway during the Iris Van Herpen show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 10, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 10: A model walks the runway during the Iris Van Herpen show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 10, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 10: A model walks the runway during the Iris Van Herpen show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 10, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
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