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SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS AND WEIGHT LOSS PRODUCTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2058: tabled on 06 February 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House acknowledges the petition by Mandy Jones, entitled 'LET'S STOP influencers and celebrities working with products promoting speedy weight loss', which calls on the Advertising Standards Authority to regulate social media influencers; appreciates that Mandy Jones, the founder of the Empowered Women Project, is promoting this petition to highlight the dangers of advertising products which encourage rapid weight loss; understands that the irresponsible advertising of diet products and promotion of unrealistic body expectations for women may adversely effect the mental health of young people; further understands that ‘before’ and ‘after’ weight loss photos are often staged to construct an inaccurate portrayal of the effectiveness of products; and calls on the Advertising Standards Authority to consider the wider impact of paid product placement on social media sites.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.