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The Irish Daily Star's Funding Gets CUT Over Publication Of Topless Kate Middleton Photos!

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Uh-oh!

This may cause other publications to think TWICE before they decide to publish all those topless photos of Kate Middleton!

The Irish Daily Star has become the third magazine, following France's Closer and Italy's Chi, to showcase the snaps of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing nude during a recent vacation, but now, the man responsible for its financing has decided to stop giving them money in protest of the decision!

Richard Desmond chairs Northern & Shell in the UK, but through a joint venture in Independent News and Media, is responsible for the Irish Daily Star's funding.

Excuse us, WAS responsible!

He said in a statement:

"I am very angry at the decision to publish these photographs and am taking immediate steps to close down the joint venture. The decision to publish these pictures has no justification whatever, and Northern & Shell condemns it in the strongest possible terms."

And Gareth Morgan, editor of the UK Daily Star, furthers:

"We're absolutely horrified here in the office, and as a company. This has no merit as an editorial decision, it has no merit morally, it's frankly a horrible decision."

Good lord!

Such a MESS!

Sadly, regardless of the fallout on the publication side of things, these photos are out there, and we doubt they'll stay out of the press for long!

The Royal Family just cannot catch any breaks these days, can they?

What do U think?? Should the pictures be allowed to be published?

[Images via WENN.]

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31 comments to “The Irish Daily Star's Funding Gets CUT Over Publication Of Topless Kate Middleton Photos!”

  1. amy says – reply to this


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    The Irish star can print it.. she is not our duchess.. she is just a normal celebrity



  2. 2

    No, the pictures should not be allowed to published. Kudos to Richard Desmond for being willing to take a stand and do the right thing when others aren't.



  3. 3

    NO, they should not be published and should never have been taken to begin with!! This completely crosses all lines. It's disgusting….



  4. 4

    I know she was on vacation - but she was TOPLESS. How stupid can a person be? I just don't get it. She is a celebrity!



  5. 5

    you are famous, a celebrity and a royal…you shouldnt be prancing around naked.

    yeah who says they need privacy? they know what they are in for.

  6. G says – reply to this


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    Am sorry but in this case she deserves privacy. She was in a private, secluded area they crossed all legal rights. It's like someone taking a picture of you on your private property, its not okay. I could understand if she was in a public area but she was not.

  7. Selena says – reply to this


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    How amoral of you! No privacy? Really? we don't even treat zoo animals this way. what's next, xray cameras into their bathrooms, 5 mile away zoom lenses? we need better laws because people like you have no morals, manners or boundaries.



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    Re: blondly7 – ON PRIVATE PROPERTY YOU PSYCHO! People photographing you secretly in your backyard is SO CROSSING THE LINE!

  9. angela says – reply to this


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    No they shouldn't be published, it's so disrespectful towards another human being, she has the right to privacy, we don't own her body and shouldn't be seeing pics of her naked. It's a lesson for photographers and publishers that there is a line they can't cross and to show some human decency. And fyi, people should see where she was and how far the photographers were when they snapped these pics, it was absolutely ridiculous and there's no way they would have known it was possible.



  10. 10

    It really pisses me off that someone can make a living taking photographs of a private residence from 1/2 mile away or by publishing them. Everyone deserves privacy. To justify the photographs because they are "beautiful" is rediculous.

  11. Evie says – reply to this


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    If you want privacy, how about not going outside topless? especially knowing that your a famous face who gets photographed… I don't believe this "privacy" BS that they seem to be playing. They wanted to get caught or liked the thrill of "what if we get caught".

  12. Mr Pete says – reply to this


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    I think there are many people who loved Princess Dianna so much, that they will do just about anything to see that the same fate does not happen to Kate
    If I was the photographer, and the editor, I would be watching my back



  13. 13

    one should be able to go topless on private property, in a private yard with out a pervert leering at you via a tree and a long telephoto lens if she was in a public hotel, a public beach ok fair game, private property, behind closed gates, no not right they crossed line shouldn't even be a question.

  14. starlet says – reply to this


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    this should be enough with this paparazzis, really. I think they are the lowest. People that dont have any study, probably no school, nothing, just making money on cost of other people. Ok, they are some stupids celebrities who really want this and look for it, but not so the Duke. I think they are far above for looking for this kind of press. And they are not this kind of celebrities.

  15. starlet says – reply to this


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    Re: cat foster mom
    completely right!

  16. Naomi says – reply to this


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    No you can't publication of duchess, she was a private place, alone with prince. What is private if that isn't!?

    Duchess don't do enything wrong. Papers are greedy…

  17. Ciara says – reply to this


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    Even if shes not our duchess it shouldnt have been printed. She's a human being and I personally dont want to be shown pictures of someone in such a private moment, especially if they dont want it to be seen.Regardless of if theyre royal or not. The only people benefiting from this are the disgusting newspaper editors and their wallets so they should be hit where it hurts.



  18. 18

    It is disgusting these pics were taken but I don't know how these two could be so stupid to pose nude in public knowing how bad the papps are it just doesn't make sense

  19. Ding Dong Donny says – reply to this


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    With tiny spy cameras they can photograph you anywhere, at anytime
    I guess the good news is that it's not a photograph of Michelle sitting on the toilet

  20. Mel says – reply to this


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    Weren't they on the balcony or something at their hotel? I thought I heard it was somewhere private and the stupid paparazzi took it upon themselves to invade a totally private moment between two young and very much in love married people. When is enough enough? These tabloids and their sleazy ways disgusts me. There is a line between free speach and a gross invasion of privacy. Celebrity or not I don't think anyone has the right to do what they did… She wasn't on a beach for all to see for Pete's sake.

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  22. 22

    So nice and amazing to hear about a business man with moral standards. I applaud him for putting his money where his mouth is and taking action!

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