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#Page3IsBack: sexist stunt or harmless prank?

The Sun will enjoy a huge publicity boost by continuing to publish its trademark feature, but has it gone too far in mocking its detractors?

By Josh Lowe  

Earlier this week, despite a lack of official denial from the newspaper, most of the British media reported that controversial news/boobs feature “page 3” had been scrapped from The Sun. Feminist campaigners who opposed the prominent picturing of half-naked women in a news publication celebrated, while others weighed in to defend the feature.

Late last night, both groups got a shock as the paper published an edition with its trademark glamour model slot reinstalled, under the tongue-in-cheek headline “clarifications and corrections.”

Tomorrow’s #Page3… pic.twitter.com/pzyZ7Qhe9N

— The Sun (@TheSunNewspaper) January 21, 2015

The paper, in true red-top style, is delighted to have…

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