UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Magazine highlights airbrushing harm – Swinson

Press Release   •   Jan 11, 2010 10:38 GMT

“This is a serious issue and that’s why I will be challenging the Government on," said the Liberal Democrat MP.

Commenting on today’s launch of a magazine published by the YMCA featuring an airbrush-free logo, Jo Swinson said:

“I’m delighted that the YMCA are highlighting the important issue of the media and its impact on body image in their excellent new magazine.

“The academic report we recently commissioned presents scientific evidence that airbrushing is linked to problems such as depression and eating disorders.

“This is a serious issue and that’s why I will be challenging the Government on this in a House of Commons debate tonight.”