UK newspaper comes under fire for printing Reeva Steenkamp bikini shots

Twitter users in the UK have reacted angrily to The Sun newspaper's decision to publish pages of model Reeva Steenkamp from bikini glamour shoots.

Splashed across their front cover was an image of Steenkamp, who was killed yesterday in South Africa, spilling out of a hot pink bikini with her name mentioned nowhere on the page.

The hash tag #HerNameWasReevaSteenkamp quickly began trending on Twitter.

Steenkamp's boyfriend Paralympics star Oscar Pistorious has been charged with her murder and appeared in court this morning.

A petition calling for an apology has been signed by over 2,000 people, with an open letter to The Sun stating: "The complete disregard you have shown for Reeva by plastering a picture of her in a bikini, whilst reporting her death, is inhuman".

Here are just some of the responses on Twitter:

If you want to complain to The Sun's news desk about their front page the number is 0207 782 4104 #HerNameWasReevaSteenkamp
— @johnprescott

The Sun's family values: a woman is never too dead to be masturbation fodder. A new low, and i'm not linking. #HerNameWasReevaSteenkamp
— @EllieCumbo

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