Whilst most media outlets outside of the UK were quite keen to run images of Kate Middleton topless(see here and here) many journals in the UK desisted out of supposed deference to the royal house and once supposes not to incite the possibility of harsh media laws given the recent bad behavior of British press.
That said according to the UK’s mirror, only seven million British subjects have as of yet seen the photos courtesy of a recent study conducted.
mirror: Most – one in five – have viewed them online, but one per cent have seen them in foreign newspapers and magazines.
Two-thirds of the 1,600 people polled by YouGov believe the photographer who took the controversial snaps should be prosecuted.
Interesting, seems like them Brits are quite loyal to the royal house which is odd considering that the British media has a reputation for being the king of smut, wire tapping, coercion and underhanded behavior. One also has to wonder if the photos were of just an ordinary celebrity whether the British media would have run them anyway and the state of cynicism that implies….?
The survey found that 26 per cent of men have viewed the photos online, compared to just 15 per cent of women.
Almost one in two (47 per cent) 18 to 24-year-olds had looked up the images, compared to 32 per cent of 25 to 39-year-olds, 14 per cent of 40 to 59-year-olds, and seven per cent of those aged 60 or over.
Of course I’m quite willing to bet the numbers were quite higher in other parts of the world, including Italy, Ireland, France and now Denmark and Sweden the photos have gone on to be punished and as of present excluding France where tight privacy laws exist are unlikely to come down anytime soon. Then again one has to wonder why all the fuss in the first place?