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Hugh Hefner Turns Back On Nude Photos: Playboy To Stop Featuring Naked Women In The Magazine, Here?s Why

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Now here?s some bad news for Playboy magazine fans. In the latest development, the magazine has announced that it will stop publishing nude pictures of girls hence forth.

According to a report by The Guardian, Playboy magazine will stop publishing pictures of fully nude women because the ubiquity of internet pornography has made such images ?pass??, the company?s chief executive has revealed.

In an interview with the New York Times, CEO Scott Flanders said founder Hugh Hefner, 89, had agreed with a proposal to stop publishing images of naked women from March 2016.

The redesigned Playboy, 62 years after it was launched by Hefner, will still feature a Playmate of the Month and provocative pictures of women, but they will be rated PG-13 (a rating that cautions that material may be inappropriate for children under 13).

“You’re now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so it’s just pass? at this juncture,” Playboy Enterprises CEO Scott Flanders told The New York Times.

Although the change represents a major shift for the magazine, it is also the latest step away from full nudity, which was banned from Playboy’s website in August 2014. That helped make the site safer for work and public places, and enabled Playboy to get onto Facebook, Twitter and other platforms.

The magazine has said its online audience soared with that move, averaging a fourfold increase in monthly unique visitors reported First Post.

?The political and sexual climate of 1953, the year Hugh Hefner introduced Playboy to the world, bears almost no resemblance to today,? Playboy Enterprises CEO Scott Flanders said in a statement. ?We are more free to express ourselves politically, sexually and culturally today, and that?s in large part thanks to Hef?s heroic mission to expand those freedoms. We will stay true to those core values with this new vision of Playboy?s future,” stated Fox News.

The report further said that Playboy said it will continue to publish sexy, seductive pictorials of the world?s most beautiful women, including its iconic Playmates, all shot by some of today?s most renowned photographers. The magazine will also remain committed to its award-winning mix of long-form journalism, interviews and fiction.

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