BRITAIN’S ‘SUN’ HAS ENDED TRADITION OF TOPLESS MODELS PAGE

January 20, 2015

It looks like The Sun, Britain’s top-selling newspaper, has ended its 44-year tradition of having photographs of topless women on Page 3. 

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The Guardian cited insiders at the Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper as saying a decision was made to quietly end the feature in the paper, but that it will continue online.

A senior executive said, “This comes from high up, from New York.” Last Friday’s paper was the last with a topless photo. Critics have long slammed the Page 3 pictures, and there’s even a group, called No More Page 3, that’s been devoted to stopping it.

Protest to ban Page 3 girls from The Sun newspaper, London, Britain, London - 26 Feb 2013

 

The topless models were introduced by the Sun in 1970, less than a year after Murdoch bought the newspaper.

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