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Playboy To Reintroduce Nude Pictures In Their Magazine – One Year On From Nudity Ban

The infamous Playboy magazine is planning to feature naked women on their cover again after banning nudity from their publication just one year ago.

The American-based men’s lifestyle magazine forbid any naked photographs last year in order to appeal to a more mainstream audience as well as a wider variety of advertisers.

But since announcing the decision, which came into play in March 2015, the magazine’s directors have declared it was a mistake.

The short-lived policy is now being scrapped completely, and the March 2017 issue will see nudity back at the forefront of the glossy magazine.

 

Next month’s issue will feature resident Playboy girl Elizabeth Elam appearing naked on the cover alongside the headline ‘Naked Is Normal’.

Hugh Hefner’s son Cooper took over as creative director of Playboy in October 2016, and quickly realised that taking nudity away from their world famous magazine was an error.

Cooper, who has followed in his dad’s footsteps, was allegedly against the ban in the first place, believing nudity was exactly what Playboy was all about since its first ever issue in 1953 with Marilyn Monroe.

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The decision to get rid of nudity from their publication was first talked about in October 2015 when the magazine realised there had been a massive drop in sales due to online pornography being more easily accessible.

They wanted to attract new readers and appeal to a wider audience. The move was unsurprisingly supported by many women’s right groups.

Cooper explained,

I’ll be the first to admit the way in which the magazine portrayed nudity was dated, but removing it entirely was a mistake. Nudity was never the problem, because nudity isn’t a problem. Today, we’re taking our identity back and rediscovering who we are.

Hugh Hefner’s son went on to say,

This is a remarkably special moment personally and professionally that I get to share this issue of Playboy magazine with my Dad, as well as with readers.

As well as bringing nudity back – in a more modern and sophisticated way – Playboy have added other changes to their publication which will be seen in the March 2017 issue.

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The well-known tagline ‘Entertainment for Men’ has been removed, the ‘Party Jokes’ feature has made a comeback and the column ‘The Playboy Philosophy’ has also returned, with its last appearance being in the ’60s.

The philosophy column is a chance to include some politics and current events in the magazine.

Over the years, the magazine has featured some of the most iconic women in showbiz history on its cover, from Kate Moss, Bridgette Bardot, Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford.

Pamela Anderson was the last figure to grace the cover naked for the January 2016 issue.