15 febbraio 2007

Interview: belle fino alla morte?

Eva Riccobono interview Tg2 ore13 15.feb.2007

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Blogger alxxx said...

another death model, another interview ...

giovedì 15 febbraio 2007 17:58:00 GMT+1  
Blogger Mike said...

Very sad. It's a shame that it comes to this.

I think the whole discussion about BMI requirements for models is not addressing the real problem however.

venerdì 16 febbraio 2007 00:04:00 GMT+1  
Blogger alxxx said...

I agree Mike, also Eva said the same ... I don't see any real correlation between fashion system and the influence that can have on girls outside that business, but the final thing I can't avoid to see is that a lot of models (especially from south America) are still dieing for their work ... may be those girls are dieing because starving for eating almost nothing under a lot of pressure for their work is easier and may be they also associate this with some drugs and alcohol ... I can see a parallel with other girls in the show business where the image is almost everything, by example could Anna Nicole Smith have died from complications due to plastic surgery? some doctors said that an heart stroke is a lot easier after a recent breast surgery she did to repair one of her implants ... isn't it a disease related to her work? on the same parallel to be skinny for a model isn't it a working requirement that can make easier to have a stroke? add the fact that almost all models smoke, someone take drugs, have a lot of coffe, almost no food, add the competition and the working stress and even I (that am not a doctor) can see it's easier for this girls to die for a stoke or similar disease than other girls, so I'm sure the fashion system cant influence fashion "victims" to be anorectic, but can influence the life of other models/supermodels and even if they are not starving to anorexia their heart are under a strong pressure ... I simply hope no one will die for their work ... I will do another extreme parallel, another working class in the show business that was risky can be seen in be the porno actor/actress work, they simply organized themselves and controlling their health reduced to nothing the dangerous risk from HIV, I will insist another time supermodels and models in the fashion system must unionize themselves and decide to be healthy to be able to do their work with no risk to die, no rules from States (like in Spain, France or Italy) nor from the agencies but simply some good rules from the supmodels working class ...

venerdì 16 febbraio 2007 01:21:00 GMT+1  
Blogger Mike said...

Yeah, it does't take a doctor to see that. A big part of the problem is that the fault is distributed among so many people.

Certainly the girl herself bears some responsitbily for her own choices. So do the girl's parents. So do all the photographers, stylists, editors, ad executives, agents, etc. that work with a girl when they see and contribute to the problem. Because of this, it's easy for any one person to look the other way and ignore the problem.

Unionization is probably a good idea for a number of reasons. With the number of young and sometimes naive girls in the business, it would allow for them to be protected to some extent by those models who are wiser and more experienced. But unions have a tendency to change over time to the point where the main concern of the union is the union and not the welfare of it's members. So that won't be a magic bullet to solve the problem either. I don't know - I don't have a perfect solution other than responsible actions by all the people involved...and that is not possible to legislate into the system.

venerdì 16 febbraio 2007 16:03:00 GMT+1  

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