Playboy magazine to bring back nudity in March/April issue

The bunnies are going back to the birthday suits.

Hugh Hefner’s son, Cooper, 25, took over as chief creative officer for Playboy just a few months ago and has made the decision to bring nudity back.

Cooper Hefner tweeted out a statement on Monday discussing the decision, noting that the magazine’s move last year to omit nudity “was a mistake.”

The statement continues with Cooper Hefner writing, “Nudity was never the problem because nudity isn’t a problem. Today we’re taking our identity back and reclaiming who we are.”

The 2016 decision to remove nudity from Playboy was harshly criticized. The new COO himself did not agree with the decision.

“I didn’t agree…because I felt as though millennials and Gen-Y didn’t view nudity as the issue,” Hefner said in an interview, according to the Huffington Post. “The issue was the way in which nudity and the girls were portrayed.”

In a press release, Hefner called the upcoming March/April issue a “remarkably special moment personally and professionally that I get to share…with my Dad. It’s a reflection of how the brand can best connect with my generation and generations to come.”

The new issue will also renew “The Playboy Philosophy,” “Party Jokes” and more, and omit the phrase “Entertainment for Men” on the cover, HuffPo reports.

On the latter change, Hefner said the magazine “will always be a lifestyle brand focused on men’s interests, but as gender roles continue to evolve in society, so will we.”

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