This doesn’t even really make sense to type, but I guess this is actually happening-so like always, I’m here to tell you about it. Legendary Playboy magazine, created by the world’s favorite Sugar Daddy, Hugh Hefner, will no longer be publishing nude photos as of May 2016. I’m actually really sorry to be the bearer of bad news this morning. But just in case you were wondering why such a drastic change…feel free to click below. (No pun intended)
— Playboy (@Playboy) October 13, 2015
Yea. Same thing we said, guys. After over five decades of providing this country with beautiful, bodacious, bosoms and bottoms, the powers that be have decided that it’s time for the ladies to cover themselves up. And guess whose fault it is? That’s right. The Internet’s.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 13, 2015
Translation: All of you Instagram models ruined it for everybody else.
When Hef created Playboy, he set out to champion personal freedom and sexual liberty at a time when America was painfully conservative. See: any popular movie, TV show or song from that era. Nudity played a role in the conversation about our sexual liberties, and over 62 years the country made great strides politically and culturally.
We like to think we had something to do with that.
Last year we re-launched Playboy.com as a safe-for-work site and discovered something about our readers and our identity: The Bunny transcends nudity. Tens of millions of readers come to our non-nude website and app every month for, yes, photos of beautiful women, but also for articles and videos from our humor, sex and culture, style, nightlife, entertainment and video game sections. We are, and always have been, “entertainment for men” – with award-winning journalism and fiction to boot. Playboy is a cultural arbiter of beauty, taste, opinion, humor and style.
Wow. Well I guess now when men say they’re reading Playboy for the “good articles”, they’ll actually mean it? Sigh. Well just for old time’s sake, here’s a blast to the past with the very first Playboy cover girl–Marilyn Monroe.