Tags: murdoch | sun | drop | page 3 | topless | models

Murdoch's Sun Tabloid Drops Page 3 Topless Models: Report

Monday, 19 Jan 2015 03:24 PM

Readers of The Sun may no longer be confronted by photos of a woman’s bare breasts when opening the tabloid on a weekday morning, The Guardian newspaper reported.

The Sun, purchased by News Corp.’s Rupert Murdoch in 1969, introduced the controversial feature less than a year later. The newspaper decided to replace the staple with an image of a woman in bra and pants, the Guardian said, citing people it didn’t identify.

The tabloid has a circulation of 1,892,207, according to the Newsworks website. The Sun plans to introduce the change without fanfare, retaining the option to reverse the decision if sales of the 50-year-old publication dipped, according to The Guardian.

The topless Page 3 model, introduced in 1970, has spurred intermittent criticism. “Take The Bare Boobs Out Of The Sun,” an online petition addressed to the newspaper’s editor, David Dinsmore, attracted more than 217,000 signatures.

Press officers for the tabloid weren’t immediately available for comment.


© Copyright 2017 Bloomberg News. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
GlobalTalk
Readers of The Sun may no longer be confronted by photos of a woman's bare breasts when opening the tabloid on a weekday morning, The Guardian newspaper reported.The Sun, purchased by News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch in 1969, introduced the controversial feature less than a year...
murdoch, sun, drop, page 3, topless, models
156
2015-24-19
Monday, 19 Jan 2015 03:24 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved