Model Cecilie Haugaard on call: Legislation on image editing

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Model and influencer Cecilie Haugaard looks towards Norway.

She strikes a blow at her Instagram profile that Denmark should introduce a similar law to the one our neighbors to the north introduced a year ago.

An amendment to the marketing legislation was adopted here, so that in future Norwegian influencers will be required to state on their sponsored notices when the images have been edited.

“I think this is actually a good law that might help ease a little on the literally unrealistic image that is sometimes portrayed on social media,” reads a new post from the 31-year-old model.

“I think a little more transparency would help all of us not to feel more inadequate than we might already be doing, due to the culture of perfection.”

In the post, Cecilie Haugaard shares an edited and an unedited picture of herself, respectively.

In the edited image, she has given herself “fuller hair and lips, marked cheekbones and flawless, shiny skin,” as she writes in the post.

“As such, it’s nothing new, but I’m very surprised and actually a little shaken by how ‘natural’ it actually looks.”

The proposal has also received support from others who also have a large following – and not least carry out commercial collaborations – on their own social media.

Including the influencer Emilie Lilja and the actress Sus Wilkins, who both write “IN WITH THAT LAW” in capital letters in the commentary track.

BT is trying to get a comment from Cecilie Haugaard.

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