The 89-year-old businessman has announced PlayboyMagazine will no longer feature pictures of naked women as of March 2016; and has sparked rumors of the end of an era or maybe Hef is now born again.
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The 89-year-old businessman has announced Playboy will no longer feature pictures pf naked women which sparked rumors of the end of an era or maybe Hef is now born again. From March 2016, the magazine famous for its nude pictorials will now only publish photos of semi-clothed women in sexy, ‘provocative’ poses.
The Playboy’s creator, Hefner has signed off on the decision and next year, the magazine will go “modern” by going PG-13! Meaning you don't have to be 18-year-old to own a Playboy mag!
The news of this radical “cover-up” was revealed on October 12, as the magazine admitted it could not keep up with the massive amount of nudity available on the Internet. “You’re now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free,” Playboy’s chief executive Scott Flanders told The New York Times. “And so it’s just passé at this juncture.”
According to the magazine’s top editor, Cory Jones, there will still be a Playmate of the Month, but the pictures will be “less produced” and more like "the racier sections of Instagram".
Reports claim Playboy’s circulation has been plummeting in the digital age. Though the magazine had 5.6 million subscribers in 1975, the number is reportedly now just 800,000, according to the Alliance for Audited Media.
Attempts to revamp the magazine for a modern audience haven’t really worked out well. But, in August 2014, Playboy scrubbed nudity from its websitee and the average age of its reader dropped from 47 to 30. Web traffic also soared! By adopting a more accessible, SFW attitude, Playboy hopes see the same success happen for its print version.>