If America seems like it's going backwards, here's further proof that it is. After making the landmark decision to stop publishing full-frontal nudity in 2015, it seems Playboy is back to their old tricks again. After releasing their provocative March/April issue yesterday - featuring a carefully covered up topless model - Chief Creative Officer and Hugh Hefner's son Cooper Hefner tweeted that the magazine was going back its nude roots.
We guess the young Hefner disagreed with former Playboy CEO Scott Flanders who said in 2015, "You're now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so it's just passé at this juncture." Taking the reins of his father's company in October last year, 25-year-old Cooper looks set to follow in his father's footsteps. Thankfully, full-frontal nudes are still a no go, but boobs and butt checks have the green light. Considering the company's financial woes (it sold the mansion last year for $100m) and declining circulation, we guess anything is worth a shot.
As the March/April tagline says, "Naked is normal". It's not as if anyone actually 'read' Playboy anyway.