From The Blaze
Yes, you read that right. According to a Monday report in the New York Times, the magazine famous for publishing sexually provocative images of woman, sans clothes, will make the change next March as part of a redesign.
The move is Hef approved, and it makes complete sense, according to the report the magazines circulation is down to almost 10% of what it was 40 years ago. The internet has made them totally irrelevant.
Not that I’m vested in having Playboy’s best interest in mind (I don’t) but it seems to me that they could have used the tradition and…ahem…prestige of the magazine make it worth seeking out again. They’ve been taking nudes of celebrities for a long time, why not aggressively expand that niche?
There are a lot of gorgeous celebrities who don’t go nude and could be per$uaded to do it exclusively for them.
Unless…That path has already been thoroughly exhausted.
It probably doesn’t help that it has been revealed over the years how Hef is less playboy and more of a dirty old man.
So now that it’s getting demoted it will have to complete with the likes of Maxim, the result of which will be interesting to see. We get to find out if all of those men who claimed they read it for the articles really meant it. (They didn’t)
Featured image found at The Blaze