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Playboy responds to Backlash following feature of First Transgender Playmate



Playboy Magazine has, on its Instagram responded to the backlash it’s been receiving since featuring model Ines Rau as its first transgender playmate.

Rau had been featured as the November/December issue playmate, which was a tribute to its late founder Hugh Hefner who was an active supporter of human rights while he lived.

The magazine had faced criticism on release of the issue, with people insisting that transgender women aren’t women.

However, in the Instagram post, the magazine juxtaposed the criticism with those it received when it featured its first black playmate Jennifer Jackson in 1965.

See the photos below:

Playboy responds to Backlash following feature of First Transgender Playmate - BellaNaija


  1. Udegbunam Chukwudi

    October 23, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    ?????‍♂️?‍♂️?‍♂️??? #KeepItClassy

  2. Ladybird

    October 23, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Playboy has lost the plot! How can you compare black rights to that of LGBT people. They do not belong to the same criteria, wavelength or whatever. It is very insulting to compare the two given the history of black struggle for equal and fair treatments around the world. For us black people, our skin color is not something that we can change, we don’t get to choose our race from the moment we are born, the same cannot be said for LGBT people. Playboy should used something else to compare.

    • A Real Nigerian

      October 23, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      What a load of trash.

      So there has been no history of LGBT struggle for equal and fair treatment around the world? What is bad in comparing both things?

      “For us black people, our skin color is not something that we can change, we don’t get to choose our race from the moment we are born”

      This argument makes no sense. Do people choose their sexuality? What are you on about?

      They do belong to the same criteria and wavelength because racism is as bad as discrimination based on sexuality and gender identity and both fall under the umbrella of intolerance. Thats the point of the post.
      But I dont expect you to see that since you are a bigot who wants to sit on her entitled a** and keep on enabling discrimination since you now feel being black somehow grants you a special status.

    • A concerned person

      October 24, 2017 at 11:43 am

      @ A real Nigerian. What is so bad about what she said, she’s on point, you are one of the people who make people with reasonable comments feel stupid, must you comment? Take several seats Abeg with your puff corns.I wonder the people who like most of your comments, if you like respond back am not bothered that’s your job all the time.

  3. john

    October 23, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    I have always said that the blacks are stupid for allowing thr civil right movement( they sacrificed so much) to be hijacked by feminists, gays and now Lgbt(whatever that means)…next will be paedophiles…mark my words

    • A Real Nigerian

      October 23, 2017 at 6:59 pm

      Trust me, nobody is going to mark the senseless words of a frustrated misogynist and cyber moron whose hatred for women has consumed him.
      Keep on posting your incoherent anti-feminist rants, one day your fellow rapists and wife beaters will appoint you President of the Patriarchy as a reward for all your hardwork.


    October 23, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    A Real Nigerian and Corolla are the two most aggressive and vicious people here. The way you go after people who don’t share your views as if you are about to bite off their heads. Kilode. Ta lo koba yin? Your voltrons are free to have a ‘stroke’ under my comments.

  5. NaSo

    October 24, 2017 at 2:46 am

    @Th Mummy, those two are a combo of 3rd wave feminists, lgbts and early 40s and single…


    October 24, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    @Na So, thanks a lot. Now i understand why those two are vicious and very very angry. It is frustration.

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