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Playboy returns to the skin game and restores the nude

Playboy returns to the skin game and restores the nude
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By Robert Hackwill
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After barely a year Playboy says it's going "back to its roots" and will restore female nudes to the magazine next month.

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Playboy’s experiment with new man philosophy appears to be over as the magazine has restored nudes, after saying just a year ago full-frontals were “outdated”.

The March-April edition will announce “Naked is normal” on its cover, and risk annoying those who say it is offensive and degrading. From a peak circulation of more than five and a half million monthly copies, Playboy now sells barely 800,000.

“I’ll be the first to admit that the way in which the magazine portrayed nudity was dated, but nudity was never the problem because nudity isn’t a problem,” Playboy’s chief creative officer Cooper Hefner said in a statement posted to his Twitter account.

“Today we’re taking our identity back and reclaiming who we are,” added Hefner, the son of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

Playboy was founded in 1953, and former “Baywatch” star Pamela Anderson was the last person to bare it all for the magazine in its January/February 2016 edition.

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