Connor Hefner, the 25-year-old son of Hugh Hefner, the nonagenarian founder of Playboy Magazine and associated businesses, is the newest CEO of the iconic lifestyle magazine. Following an announcement that Playboy is bringing back photographs of spreadeagled nude women, young Hefner said that the decision to remove nudity from the magazine was a ”mistake.”
“Nudity was never the problem because nudity isn’t a problem,” he tweeted. “Today we are taking our identity back and reclaiming who we are.” On the social media platform, he added a #NakedIsNormal hashtag .
The coming April/March 2017 issue of Playboy will feature photos and stories about the global feminist movement, “Free the Nipple,” which calls for the right for women to completely expose their breasts in public. The rationale is that since men are allowed to appear shirtless in public, women therefore should have the same option and thus establish true equality of the sexes.
Nudists in San Francisco, not content with freeing the nipple, held a protest march on February 12 to reassert their right to public nudity, which has been allowed in “Babylon by the Bay” for nearly a century. Nude men and women were seen holding signs that read “Make love naked,” “Born this way,” and “War is obscene, not nudity.”