International Business Times:
Imagine what would happen if Michelle Obama, the wife of the U.S. president, visited a beach in France or Italy, removed her top to lay on the sand and some intrepid (i.e., sleazy) photographer snapped some photos of the First Lady au naturel and had them published in some tabloid like The National Enquirer?
The outcry would be deafening, even from those folks who loathe the Obamas. It would signal that a line had been crossed, a line that should never even be approached.
This scenario has played out in real life with Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, who has suffered the indignity of having her topless photographs splashed across a French magazine named Closer.