Page 3 Will Stay, New Sun Editor Tells LBC 97.3
Wednesday 26th June 2013
The new editor of the Sun has told LBC 97.3 the Page 3 feature in the paper is safe.
David Dinsmore has been under pressure from feminist campaigners to stop putting topless models on page 3 of his newspaper.
But he told Nick Ferrari that he has no intentions to scrap it.
Speaking about an explicit new exhibition at the British Museum, he said: "This is Japanese art - Spring Pictures as it's euphemistically called. It's given the editor of the Times the opportunity to put a naked Japanese lady on page 3, which as we know is a good way of selling newspapers."
When challenged on whether page 3 is safe he added: "It is, it is, yes I can tell you that.
"This stuff at the British Museum is far more explicit and raunchy."
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Rupert Murdoch had previously said that he was considering axing the controversial feature.
The No To Page 3 campaign tweeted to David Dinsmore: "We have plenty of supporters who don't feel that Page 3 is "safe". Perhaps you'd meet us to discuss their experience."