The chief editor of Playboy magazine sat down with founder Hugh Hefner recently to discuss future changes of the franchise. The verdict: Playboy magazine will no longer contain nude images and my 12-year-old self is heart-broken.
It seems the change has been prompted from the mere fact that porn is easily accessible on the web for free. As the company’s chief executive Scott Flanders puts it, “You’re now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so it’s just passé at this juncture.”
Since 1975, Playboy’s circulation has dropped from 5.6 million to 800,000 copies. Their strategy to revamp profits is to redesign the magazine with a modern look targeted at young males who live in the city. The photos will show models who are clothed and taken in a style similar to Instagram.
Here are some reactions to the change on twitter
The change will take effect in March 2016.