UK's Sun drops page 3 topless models

2015-01-19 23:12
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London - Has the sun set on the topless models of Britain's tabloid press?

For 45 years, the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid The Sun has featured topless models called Page 3 girls - photos that have long drawn protests from feminists.

On Monday, it showed model Rosie Huntington-Whitely wearing a bra.

The Guardian newspaper reported The Sun management had made a "landmark decision" to drop the bare breasts.

The Sun's Irish edition stopped using topless models in 2013. Last year Murdoch said he found Page 3 "old-fashioned, but readers seem to disagree".

It was not clear whether the cover-up was permanent. Spokesperson Dylan Sharpe tweeted that Page 3 would remain "in the same place it's always been - between page 2 and page 4". He did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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