|A Changed bunny? Playboy|
The Bad News: It will continue to feature women is provocative and sexual poses.
Many headlines posted today are touting Playboy magazine's decision to eliminated nudity from its pages. Did founder Hugh Hefner suddenly see the light? Hardly. The New York Times has reported that one of the magazine's top editors, Cory Jones, had the audacity to ask Hefner to make the change last month. At first, the act seemed a noble one. Perhaps the company has seen the error of its ways of exploiting women? Not so. The magazine's circulation numbers are dangerously low and something big needs to happen to keep the publication afloat.
When it comes to finding nudity on the internet, “You’re now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so it’s just passe at this juncture," said Scott Flanders, the company's chief executive. So in essence, the company is making the change because they are no longer "shocking," is that it?
The new revamp is said to feature pictures that will be "PG-13" and “a little more accessible, a little more intimate,” said Jones. “Don’t get me wrong, the 12-year-old me is very disappointed in current me. But it’s the right thing to do.”
(Is that the sound of crickets I hear?)