Playboy Says Removing Nudity Was a Mistake

Feb 15, 2017 at 5:43 pm |
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Bringing Nekked Back

Since Hugh Hefner founded Playboy in 1953, the publication has been an American institution of culture and for over half a century.

The magazine was renown for it’s short stories and non-fiction articles, often jump-starting the careers of now legendary writers like Ian Flemming, P.G. Wodehouse, and Chuck Palahniuk. (Ray Bradbury’s classic Fahrenheit 451 was actually a Playboy serial before it became a book.) It also featured cartoonists like Shel Silverstein and Harvey Kurtzman at the peak of their careers.

But when people think of Playboy, the first thing that comes to mind is pictures of women in the buff. For years Playboy was synonymous with pornography until it took a hit in interest as internet porn came to the foray. In 2015, when the publication announced it would stop printing photos of women san clothes, many people felt like it should’ve stopped printing altogether.

With sales in the dumps and a hostile cultural climate towards women in general, Playboy is now admitting their mistake. Hugh Hefner’s son, now the CEO of the enterprise, has made a public announcement to go back to their old ways- read on to find out with the CEO told the media and catch a glimpse at the new “free the nipple” cover…

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14: (EDITORS NOTE: NUDITY) Painted models arrive at the 2008 ESPY Awards Kick-off party held at the Playboy Mansion on July 14, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Playboy announces they will bring back sexy photos in their print magazine after ending the long-standing tradition in 2015. Check out the soon-to-be iconic new cover!

They're going bare!
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