Eating disorder clinics: the new place to scout models?

In what’s being (rightly) called a new low, it seems model scouts have been approaching young eating disorder sufferers outside a clinic in Stockholm.

The Local reports that young patients at the Stockholm Center for Eating Disorders had been approached by agents looking to recruit new models.

“We think this is repugnant. People have stood outside our clinic and tried to pick up our girls because they know they are very thin,” chief doctor Anna-Maria af Sandeberg told the Metro newspaper.

“It sends the wrong signals when the girls are being treated for eating disorders.”

The Local reported that one of the patients who was approached by a scout “was so ill she was sitting in a wheelchair at the time”.

Surely not doing anything to help perceptions that the fashion industry creates unrealistic expectations.

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