Tuesday 17 October 2017

Tatler raises eyebrows with feature on 'best society breasts'

The new issue of Tatler magazine with the controversial breasts feature
The new issue of Tatler magazine with the controversial breasts feature

UK's Tatler magazine has caused a furore over its feature

Eyebrows have been raised by a feature in the latest edition of the women's magazine entitled "best society breasts" which contained a list of notable women of various fields and a photograph of their décolletage.

One of its chosen models Louise Mensch, an author and former Conservative MP, has described the feature as “misogynistic” and re-named the magazine “Pratler”.

The 28 women featured are mostly clothed, apart from model Alice Dellal – called “Brazilian” breasts – and topless image of Helen Mirren, which Tatler have labelled “theatrical”.


At the top of the page it reads: “Behold! The most magnificent breasts in all society.” The magazine then directs the reader to another page if they wish to see more bosoms.


Mrs Mensch, who was pictured fully clothed, tweeted: “So, Tatler with lead feature "Titler: Big Society Tits" in which I feature as "Tweeting Tits". Please don't edit magazines drunk. #feminism.


“Featuring a bunch of women in public life as "X Tits" is for some misogynist rag like Vice, not for a woman's mag, however childish/snobby.”


Others took to the social networking site to describe the feature of “unbelievably tacky”.


Celebrities featured included Peaches Geldof – “pierced” – Helena Bonham Carter – “gothic” – and Sophie Dahl, whose breasts were described as “BFG” in reference to the book by her grandfather Roald Dahl.

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