June 22, 2024



Playboy’s gay male cover star is a sign the magazine should have died with dignity a long time ago


By Graham DockeryOctober 3, 2021

Playboy’s decision to put a gay Filipino influencer on its cover is so peak woke that it’s beyond parody. However, the magazine’s road from icon to laughing stock was set in motion long ago.

Remember Playboy? To men of my age and older, it was an institution. Trading dog-eared copies with schoolmates, stashing the magazines under our mattresses, and plastering our college bedrooms with bleached-blonde, fake-tittied centerfolds was part of growing up in the 1990s and 2000s. 

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