However, being overweight actually seems to be a much more serious issue! For example, while less than 3% of American adults are underweight, over 60% are overweight or obese, a proportion that has been consistently increasing over time. Interestingly, mirroring this trend, plus-size modelling has also become more popular in recent times. The negative health consequences associated with being overweight are also extremely serious, particularly heart disease, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer and osteoarthritis. As such, if there's a strong case to ban underweight models, the argument for banning overweight models too seems at least as compelling.
So what do you think? Should underweight and/or overweight models be banned, or is this none of our business?