BILD asks male readers to be strong after scrapping topless models
Germany’s biggest-selling newspaper has decided to stop featuring topless models, ending a controversial tradition that has lasted more than 30 years.
The Bild tabloid asked its male readers to ‘be strong’ as it announced it ‘will show no more topless productions of our own with women’.
The development follows the paper’s decision to drop naked pinups from its front page in 2012.
For six years, the topless models were found further inside the paper, but editors said they increasingly felt that ‘many women find these pictures offensive or degrading, both here in the editorial department, and also among our female readers’.
The new announcement appeared on page nine, alongside pictures of a scantily clad woman ‘in the new, more contemporary style of photography’.
The paper said that, while it will not produce its own topless pictures, ‘there are also naked photos that the country talks about’ and these would still find their way into Bild.Read More...