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Iraqi actress sues The Economist for using her photo in article about 'fat' women

An Iraqi actress is set to file a lawsuit after a British newspaper published her photo in an article about a 'fat' woman.

Ena Stareb, a well-known TV personality in her native Iraq, said after The Economist used her photo in her July article "Why Women Are Fatter Than Men in the Arab World." , announced planned legal action. ,”,according to New Lines magazine.

The article in question claimed that Arab women were overweight due to poverty and restrictions on leaving home.

Ibid. also says some men find women with "curves" more attractive. To illustrate the point, I used a photo of Taleb, 42, taken at the Babylon International Festival in Iraq.

"Iraqis often cite actress Enas Taleb (her photo) with her curvaceous curves as their beauty ideal," the article said.

According to the BBC, Taleb reportedly claimed her photo was photoshopped and used without permission. This photo is credited to Getty Her Images for stock photo licenses.

"I am requesting compensation for the emotional, mental and social damage this incident has caused me," she reportedly said.

Taleb said the article was "an insult to Arab women in general and Iraqi women in particular" and why the newspaper was "not concerned with fat women in the Arab world, but in Europe or America."

According to the outlet

, "Audiences have loved me over the years. International outlets wondered if all my accomplishments were meaningless." It was disappointing to see people label me like I'm healthy and happy with how I look.It's everything to me," she told the magazine. 28}

The Economist did not respond to a request for comment from the BBC.