Troede seriøst at modebranchen havde fattet at anoreksi er et problem der skal tages alvorligt #covergate #føj pic.twitter.com/HLqSgI79WF
— Benny Engelbrecht (@BennyEngelbrech) February 19, 2015
Danish mag slammed for ultra-thin model
A photo of a fashion model who appears dangerously thin was the talk of Danish social media Thursday, leading to an eventual apology from Cover magazine.
Published: 19 February 2015 12:13 CET
This photo from Cover magazine was practically unavoidable on Danish social media, with countless users expressing outrage.
The Danish fashion magazine Cover found itself in the centre of a storm of controversy Thursday after a photo of an ultra-thin model was heavily criticized on social media.
After backlash on Facebook and Twitter, where the hashtag #covergate was spawned, the magazine apologized for its “huge mistake”.
“I’ve made magazines for more than ten years and this time unfortunately I made a huge mistake, which I would like to apologize for,” the magazine’s founder, Malene Malling, told TV2, adding that the photo “should not have been published”.
Although the magazine apologized, it continued to face criticism both for portraying a model so thin that she appears malnourished and for allegedly deleting negative comments on its Facebook page.
Politicians even jumped into the fray, including Tax Minister Benny Englebrecht.
"I seriously thought that the fashion industry had understood that anorexia is a problem that should be taken seriously," he wrote on Twitter.
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