Playboy is reversing its stance and is including nude photos in its magazine once again. This follows the surprising announcement in October that it would be eliminating nude photography altogether. Cooper Hefner, the magazine's chief creative officer and son of founder Hugh Hefner, tweeted the news on Monday saying it was "a mistake" to remove nudes from the magazine. The news comes a year after Playboy debuted its first issue without nude photos. Playboy enters non-nude era: Sexy but 'safe for work'. Today we're taking back and reclaiming who we are.
Playboy magazine reverses position, brings back naked women | The Seattle Times
Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. Over the years a lot of hot, nude women have graced the pages of Playboy. And as much as warm-blooded folks all like getting a peek at the Playmate—dreamed up by Hugh Hefner to be the girl next door, stripped bare for your convenience—nothing has the gawk factor of celebrity skin. Playboy launched in December with a celebrity on the cover and in the pages—Marilyn Monroe who didn't actually pose for the mag —but the magazine really didn't trade in famous nudity for its first couple of decades. The girls in Playboy usually had names like Phyllis and Melba, and though they were supreme beauties, they weren't famous outside of the brand. Around the turn of the '80s, that changed. Playboy got hip to the value of naked famous ladies.
Please refresh the page and retry. P layboy magazine is bringing back naked models, one year after its pledge to ban nudity. The publication announced with great fanfare a year ago that it was banning all photos of naked women in a bid to attract more mainstream readers and advertisers. C ooper Hefner, the son of founder Hugh Hefner, took over as chief creative officer at Playboy last October.
Playboy has gone back to basics in the latest attempt to make over the ailing magazine, restoring nudity to its pages a year after banishing naked women in an effort to boost advertising revenue. The short answer is: times change. Playboy with no nudes was an oxymoron. So this is a step in the right direction. It is reported that the new issue displays breasts and butts, but not full frontal nudity that had typified the publication over most of its year existence.