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‘Playboy Magazine’ scrapped due to coronavirus pandemic

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The long-running print magazine is no longer.

Playboy Magazine is the latest publication to fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic, having announced that its print magazine is no more and that it is becoming a digital only publication.

Ben Kohn, CEO of Playboy Enterprises, said that “As the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic to content production and the supply chain became clearer and clearer, we were forced to accelerate a conversation we’ve been having internally: the question of how to transform our US print product to better suit what consumers want today.”

In recent years, Playboy Magazine and playboy.com have moved away from the hyper-sexualisation of thin, mainly white woman that made the publication famous under the direction of founder Hugh Hefner. Instead, it has had a renewed focus on inclusivity and diversity, famously shooting Lizzo and queer actor Ezra Miller, amongst others.

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