Thursday, January 22, 2015

That didn't take long

For 40 years, The Sun, the United Kingdom's largest circulation daily newspaper, has run its Page 3 Girls feature -- pictures of hot women, topless, on Page 3, naturally. About a week ago, after a long pressure campaign by, well, somebody, The Sun Page 3 girls started appearing in bikinis, lingerie and the like, scantily clad to be sure, but clad nonetheless. The nags who had been protesting declared victory, patted themselves on the back for their historic triumph and then went home along to empty apartments to pop off about their accomplishment to their cats.

Well, they spoke too soon:
Baring her breasts and winking at the camera, ‘Nicole from Bournemouth’ today brought to an end speculation that Page 3 had been killed off.
It had been widely thought the controversial segment in The Sun newspaper had been dropped after 44 years - and Government ministers welcomed the move.
The newspaper had not published pictures of topless glamour models since last Friday, instead advising readers the pictures would be available on its website.
But under the headline ‘Clarifications and Corrections’ on page three today, the paper published a topless photograph of the 22-year-old model.
It stated: ‘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.’
The No To Page 3 campaign group, which had all but declared victory in their battle to have the feature axed, admitted that its war was not yet won.
Please note the line I bolded -- The Sun was still publishing pictures of women topless online. Kind of makes you wonder exactly what kind of victory the No To Page 3 nags thought they had won, as I have no doubt that far more people read The Sun online than in the print edition.

Now, this blog has published a lot of food porn, especially game food porn, and a fair amount of gun porn. I make a lot of jokes about needing to put a little porn on the blog because it drives visitors. Because of all my uses of the word "porn" -- or sometimes "pr0n" -- variations on porn are among the top search terms that hit on this blog. I'm sure they go away disappointed, because I have never published porn on the blog, and I never will. That would be wrong. I leave that task to The Sun.

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