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Hooray For Boobies! ‘Playboy’ Brings Nudes Back

After about a year of covering up, the latest issue of Playboy features a return to nude photographs along with the welcoming hashtag of #NakedIsNormal.

Playboy on Twitter

Our March/April 2017 cover #NakedIsNormal

A less extreme version of “Coca-Cola Classic/New Coke,” Playboy’s no-nude experiment didn’t go as planned, and Chief Creative Officer Cooper Hefner said in a statement, “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.  Nudity was never the problem because nudity isn’t a problem.  Today we’re taking our identity back and reclaiming who we are.”

Cooper Hefner on Twitter

Cooper Hefner on Twitter

The new March/April issue of Playboy hits newsstands February 28, and for those of you that do read it for the articles, it’ll feature an interview with Scarlett Johansson and a piece on CNN’s Van Jones.


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  (True story.)