France May Regulate Photoshopped Photos

In France, where the premium on beauty and image is high as can be, a newly proposed law may be the first hint of a movement against the unabashed vanity which has become its trademark.

French lawmakers, concerned about the adverse effects that images of digitally-enhanced celebrities may have on the country’s collective body image issues, have introduced a law that would require airbrushed photos to carry a disclaimer revealing their inauthenticity. The Telegraph reports that the legislation, if passed, would cover photos in newspapers, magazines, political campaigns, and even art photography. The tag accompanying any altered picture would read, “Retouched photograph aimed at changing a person’s physical appearance.”

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