France Moves to Ban Child Beauty Pageants, Two-year Jail Term for Violators
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FRANCE – The French Parliament has moved to ban child beauty pageants that feature children under the age of 16 due to what they describe as ”hyper-sexualisation” of minors, according to a report by BBC.
The vote, which passed the French Senate, must now be passed by the National Assembly before becoming law.
The organizers of a pageant which features children under the age of 16 could face up to a two-year-term in prison and a 30,000 euro ($40,000) fine.
BBC reports that the measure sprung from a Vogue photo shoot which showed a 10-year-old girl, along with two others, in heavy make up, tight dressed, and expensive jewelry.