The Irish edition of the Sun has dropped topless girls from its 3rd page, citing "cultural differences". The strange thing is the paper isn't dumping the ladies entirely; it's just getting them to cover-up a bit more. Well, cover up their nipples at least. But really, isn't it time to ditch basically-naked ladies from our newspapers?
The Irish Sun's stance is that no nipple should be shown, which means bikinis, cleverly placed arms, and digital removal prior to publishing. Honestly, I don't see why they just don't remove the girls entirely if they're going that far.
Is it time the Sun grew up and ejected the glamour shots? I know it's an institution, but isn't it a tad embarrassing in this day and age? What's your view? [The Guardian]