After some debate over the last few weeks, The Uk’s Sun newspaper has returned to the tradition of the topless Page 3 girl!
Topless photos of Page 3 Girls have been a tradition in The Sun Newspaper since 1970 and on the official Page 3 website since 1999 so it’s close to being heritage !
Of course Page 3 has always been popular with Sun readers, but this also attracted controversy from many critics. The critic’s main argument is that Page 3 objectifies and demeans women, while others believe that it has no place in a national newspaper with general circulation. Some campaigners went as far as advocating for legislation to ban Page 3, while others have tried to convince newspaper editors to voluntarily drop the topless feature all together. In fact, a No More Page 3 campaign was launched in 2012.
In the last few weeks, reports have circulated around most media that The Sun had in fact dropped the Page 3, however the good news for many, is that the current edition shows the lovely and topless Nicole from Bournemouth appear with a wink and a smile and not much more.
Under the headline ‘Clarifications and Corrections’ the paper states: ‘Further to recent reports in all other media outlets, we would like to clarify that this is Page 3 and this is a picture of Nicole, 22, from Bournemouth.
‘We would like to apologise on behalf of the print and broadcast journalists who have spent the last two days talking and writing about us.’