Hmmm. Did the internet coyote regurgitate the plastic and Photoshop or, as was it the headline grabbing oppo that only lasted only double the 6-months a sizeable majority voted for in poll (Pick of the Month 31st Oct. 2015).
“The move was announced by Chief Creative Officer Cooper Hefner on Monday. ‘I'll be the first to admit that the way in which the magazine portrayed nudity was dated, but removing it entirely was a mistake,’ Hefner tweeted.”
But perhaps not as much of a mistake as not realising there really isn’t a market for the soft plastic porn it provides any longer when every kind of hardcore and fetish is available on the internet, often for free—not necessarily abiding copyright—and often with social share and interaction to boot.
Plus, I hear what used to be called the “readers wives” amateur sections of such—well, all but PB—have pretty much taken over, the “girls next door” featured now being on social media and possible looking for insta-dating, or a least open to sending a few nudie selfies.
But what about those articles? Yeah, as in the intro to the Latest Picks weekly This is No Cave round-up of “serious issues” I’m berated about by some for not covering, they are often ignored there too.
Seriously, isn’t Playboy merely Bunny-branding now, more likely to shift wallets, purses, lighters, keyrings and exercising stripper poles?
- Hugh Hefner may sell Playboy (Latest Picks 28th March 2016)
- Playboy mansion up for sale (Latest Picks 10th January 2016)
- Playboy wanted Taylor Swift for first non-nude issue… got Tinashe (Pick of the Month 31st Oct. 2015)