editor Laurence Pieau has spoken out in defense of publishing the revealing photos. "These photos are not in the least shocking," she told French BFM television (via AFP
). "They show a young woman sunbathing topless, like the millions of women you see on beaches." Pieau even refers to the photographs as a "beautiful series," adding, "She's a real 21st century princess. ... It's a young woman who is topless, the same as you can see on any beach in France or around the world."