UK's Sun drops topless "Page Three girls" after campaign

January 20, 2015 12:43 PM

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UK's Sun drops topless "Page Three girls" after campaign

LONDON (Reuters) - British newspaper The Sun has ended a 45-year tradition of picturing topless models on page three, scrapping a daily feature denounced by women's rights groups since the tabloid launched it in the early years of Rupert Murdoch's ownership.

Murdoch had staunchly defended "Page Three girls" for decades. But pressure on Britain's best-selling paper had intensified in recent years, with a campaign drawing support from politicians, trade unions, universities and a breast cancer charity, among many others.

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