Sunday, February 19, 2017

Playboy is Naked Again












Image credit: http://fortune.com/2017/02/13/playboy-magazine-nude-photos-hooper-hefner/

Playboy on Monday had tweeted a photo of its March/April 2017 cover accompanied by the hashtag #NakedIsNormal.
 
The 63-year-old magazine has decided to bring nude photos back, in a reversal of its 2015 announcement that it would not feature naked women in print.
 
Cooper Hefner, Playboy’s chief creative officer said it "was a mistake" to remove nudity from the magazine in a statement on February 13, 2017.
 
Hooper, the son of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, added: "Nudity was never the problem because nudity isn't a problem. Today we're taking our identity back and reclaiming who we are".
 
The magazine ceased showing images of unclothed maidens claiming the era of printed erotica was over. I  believe it was more because of competition from the Internet where anything goes when it comes to sex. 

The cover features March Playmate Elizabeth Elam looking natural, the cover headline reads "Naked Is Normal", and the Playboy Interview is with Scarlett Johansson, 2016’s top-grossing actor who pulled in $1.2 billion in global ticket sales.

The other nude layouts throughout the magazine are somewhere between classy and, well, sweet. Gone was the greased up and surgically enhanced Playmate of yesteryear. We now see the twenty-first century feminist next door.
 
Playboy was raunchy, now Playboy is risqué.

Liquid Gold Advanced Toastmasters Club had their regular meeting on Friday at Ben’s in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Some pics: 











 

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