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Arizona State Legislator Wants Airbrushing Law for Ads
A Democratic state lawmaker in Arizona is pushing for legislation that would make it clear when ads have been airbrushed. It would require that advertisers who airbrush or in any way enhance an image to include a disclaimer that reads, "Postproduction techniques were made to alter the appearance in this advertisement. When using this product, similar results may not be achieved." State Rep. Katie Hobbs admits the bill may not go anywhere, but she told the local Fox TV station in Phoenix that she wants to, quote, "start a conversation." Hobbs says she wants advertisers to be realistic about the images they portray, explaining, "I've worked on women's issues a lot and this bill is primarily intended to highlight issues that women have with body image and how advertising plays into that."