Danish magazine Cover has been slammed for featuring an “ultra-thin” model
The photo has drawn outrage from all corners of the internet, with the Danish government even weighing in, urging magazines and the modeling industry to reconsider the way they treat and portray eating disorders.
“I seriously thought that the fashion industry had understood that anorexia is a problem that should be taken seriously,” Danish Tax Minister Benny Englebrecht tweeted.
Malene Malling, founder of Cover, expressed her regret for the faux pas, telling Danish TV: “I’ve made magazines for more than 10 years and this time unfortunately I made a huge mistake, which I would like to apologize for.”
— Benny Engelbrecht (@BennyEngelbrech) February 19, 2015