Spanish authorities are imposing an advertising ban on certain beauty products and services before 10 p.m., mostly because there a lot of people over there obsessed with losing weight at all cost, developing eating disorders and resorting to all types of methods of slimming, like not eating or vomiting.
According to Advertising Age:
Ads for diet products, some beauty treatments and plastic surgery are now officially considered more dangerous for young people than commercials for alcohol, which can be advertised from 9 p.m.
Let’s also not forget that it was also Spain which decided in 2007 that the mannequins in stores like Zara or Mango would not have proportions smaller than a U.S. size 6. And in 2006, Madrid was the first city to ban ultra-thin models from its fashion week runways.
So, thanks Spain! I’m going to forget all about the nip and the tuck and just focus on the sip, sip, sip!