Earlier this month, the Mayor of London announced his decision to ban ads that make people feel ashamed about their bodies. Explaining the reasoning behind this, Khan said: “As the father of two teenage girls, I am extremely concerned about this kind of advertising, which can demean people, particularly women, and make them ashamed of their bodies. It is high time it came to an end. Nobody should feel pressurised, while they travel on the Tube or bus, into unrealistic expectations surrounding their bodies, and I want to send a clear message to the advertising industry about this.”
Fiona and I spoke to VICE about this decision and our thoughts on implementing the policy, read the full interview here.