A Scottish daily departed from its usual style to mark the supposed passing of a British tabloid institution with its “satirical” take on The Sun’s page three.
The Scotsman’s own page three yesterday featured a mock-up of its national counterpart, complete with a topless picture of model Linda Lusardi.
The story accompanying the photo mimicked the writing style employed by The Sun, complete with the intro “Bra-llelujah!”
It was reported earlier this week that The Sun had taken the decision to stop printing photos of topless models on page three.
However the newspaper itself had not commented on the reports – and today the topless models were back.
The speculation was sparked by a report in The Sun’s sister paper The Times suggesting that the tabloid was “quietly dropping” the feature.
Commenting on The Scotsman’s piece prior to The Sun’s apparent change of heart, editor Ian Stewart told HTFP: “It was satire and poking a bit of fun.
“It was a different way to do the story that we wanted to raise a wry smile and perhaps a bit of thought.
“Our tongues were firmly in our cheeks.
“It seems by and large to have been taken in the spirit it was intended.”