Playboy Is Bringing Back Nudity After Failed Attempt To Court SJWs
(Last Updated On: February 15, 2017)

Playboy tried courting the people who hate male sexuality and hate the feminine aspects of female sexuality. They at one point jumped on the regressive bandwagon of being “Progressive” by misreporting on things like the Alison Rapp firing at Nintendo (which eventually saw then games editor Mike Rougeau part ways with the company several months later, due to a downsize of their online staff) and even opted to remove nudity from their magazine.

Playboy’s attempt at being “Progressive” was an absolute failure, especially after having Rougeau (a former member of the GameJournoPros) take control of the games section and attempt to bring his regressive, censure-style politics to a magazine mostly known for nude women. Social Justice Warrior propaganda is not why people play video games and it’s certainly not why they read about video games in a nudie magazine like Playboy.

Former CEO Scott Flanders thought by not offering nude pictorials they could be progressive in an age where porn is freely available on the internet. According to The Globe and Mail, that experiment failed horribly. It only took a change in CEOs to get the company back on track.

Flanders departed the company back in spring of 2016 to join eHealth, and the young Cooper Hefner —  the son of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner — was given charge of the company. Cooper decided to abandon the SJW politics and the war against young male sexuality; he put aside the disdain of worshiping feminine beauty, and simply decided to bring back the nudity.

Cooper stated…

“Nudity was never the problem because nudity isn’t a problem,” […] “Today we’re taking our identity back and reclaiming who we are.”

So what were they hoping to achieve by getting rid of the nudity and focusing only on the editorials? Well, at the time a lot of loud voices in the media – almost all entirely from the hardline regressive left political system – were saying that adopting “progressive” views on gender, sexuality and the feminine form would be the way forward. A lot of third-wave feminists had pushed for limiting the celebration of certain ideal body types, especially in games and ads because it gave women a negative ideal type of body to achieve.

Articles on sites like The Daily Dot perpetuated the media’s agenda of furthering the stigma of including fit feminine females in media, ads, movies and video games. The article quotes the staff from Bulimia.com, who wrote…

“The difference between the original video game heroines and their more realistic interpretations is hardly subtle,” […] “In these images, unfeasible waistlines expand and arms and legs grow wider. Perhaps the changes are especially noticeable since most of these characters are so scarcely dressed.”

There was even a group of SJWs who attacked the Protein World company for their “Beach Body Ready” ads featuring a fit, thin woman in a bikini, as reported by Forbes.

Playboy was attempting to fall in line lock, step and key with the regressive agenda and it failed.

The Globe and Mail quoted magazine expert and journalism professor Samir Husni who explained that Playboy’s attempt to be non-nude was an oxymoron…

“Playboy and the idea of non-nudity is sort of an oxymoron,” “They are always going to have the stereotype as a nude magazine.”

Well, they’ve gone back to embracing the stereotype after that non-nude failure. Whether or not they can carve out a place in today’s porn-ridden industry is another story. However, one thing is clear from this little experiment, and it’s that employing an agenda to attract an audience of “progressives” proved that the SJW social media bark is only there to make noise, and they certainly aren’t large enough in number as a marketable demographic.

(Main image courtesy of Donna M. Evans)


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