Playboy Brings Back Nudity After a One-Year Break

ICMYI: Playboy‘s new-ish Chief Creative Office Cooper Hefner (a.k.a. Hugh Hefner’s son) announced on Monday that the magazine will be bringing back its infamous nude pictorials for its upcoming issue a year after dropping them to go after a more mainstream audience.

“I’ll be the first to admit that the way in which the magazine portrayed nudity was dated, but removing it entirely was a mistake,” says Hefner Jr. on his personal Twitter account and on the Playboy Instagram account. Stressing the point that nudity was never the problem, he continues, “We’re taking our identity back and reclaiming who we are.”

Seeing that Playboy had only a very brief fling with the no-nude policy, we assume it had something to do with the fact that fans really didn’t read it for the articles. With a new creative director hoping to revive the 40-year tradition, Playboy unveils its latest March/April issue, starring 25 year-old Playmate Elizabeth Elam, with its theme “Naked is normal” emblazoned across her boobs the cover.

Obviously, people had something to say about the resurgence of nude pictorials in the upcoming Playboy issue. We round up the funniest reactions below: