“It is so last century”
Sad news for topless pictures connoisseurs and soft-porn enthusiasts in the United Kingdom. Sensationalist newspaper The Sun might close the legendary section Page 3 according to Sky News.
Rupert Murdoch, media tycoon and News Corporation Chief Executive Officer allegedly tweeted The Sun is considering scrapping the photographs of topless women on Page 3. However in his feed the following tweet can be seen:
So Page 3 tweet is breaking news… Typical OTT reaction by the UK PC crew. Just considering, as we do every page daily Buy it and see…. @rupertmurdoch
Campaigners against Page 3 have long decried it as sexist while the paper consistently defends its stance. Photographs of semi-naked women have been a staple of its pages for more than 40 years, according to the BBC.
The Sun’s Page 3 currently features “News in briefs” with a new topless shoot every day. The “page 360°” is a recent addition to the raunchy section. It also promotes a yearly calendar (now with a free DVD).
Jessica Dunn, Katie Price, Keeley Hazell and Rhian Sugden are among some of the most renowned Page 3 Girls.
February 12th, 2012.