BRITAIN’S ‘SUN’ HAS ENDED TRADITION OF TOPLESS MODELS PAGE
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.
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.
The topless models were introduced by the Sun in 1970, less than a year after Murdoch bought the newspaper.