Hugh Hefner was a creepy, dirty old man

Yeah, we're supposed to be honoring this horny old buzzard for bringing on the sexual revolution, making sleeping around an acceptable cultural norm and all the rest of the bullshit that went with the Playboy "philosophy" or whatever he called his hedonism.

In reality, he was much like many of the magazine readers, draping his sexual

Would you want to sleep with this guy? Really?

Would you want to sleep with this guy? Really?

weirdness in a facade of intellectual high-mindedness--"I read Playboy for the articles." Sure.

To borrow from feminists, he "objectified" women, but that was excused because he "advocated" for abortion and all the rest. Kind of like the women who excused President Bill Clinton for using women for his own sexual pleasure because he was on the "right side of history."

 got it right in her fine column, "Hugh Hefner wasn't the great liberator of women that some would like us to believe."

But "Hef" lives on in the minds and homages of  his admirers, who are as  laughably freaky as he was.


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  • Pointing out the creepy elements of Hefner's lifestyle is as effective as objecting to the same grosser parts of our current president’s – you’re not going to make a dent in the guy, and the objections seem to be a feature, not a bug

  • In reply to Michael Messinger:

    Yet point it out we must. Otherwise silence is taken as approval, if not admiration for this dirt bag.

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    De mortuis nil nisi bonum.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Why not? His legacy is a trail of excrement disguised as brilliance.

  • Hefner like Sinatra have replaced John Wayne as the ideal American Male....absurd, yet it lives on in the stunted libidinal imaginations of millions of American males...they weren't really "men" as much as they were "male" looking to be what they thought at the moment was "cool"....sorry, guys, I knew you both and you both were neither

  • In reply to Jack Spatafora:

    I like Kirk Douglas's take on John Wayne: "The trouble with John Wayne is t hat he thinks he's John Wayne"

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Exactly. John Wayne almost singlehandedly turned "The Longest Day" into a parody.

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    It always amazed me that so many good looking women fell for the whole we have bachelors and bachelorettes getting hooked up on TV because the can't find a decent relationship in the real world...Playboy destroyed men's perception/expectations of women and women's expectations of the roles of men in their lives

  • People can only do to you what you ALLOW them to Hugh just satisfied a niche for guys who could get the girl those who didn't usually call him a whore-monger or dirt bag and in a country so obsessed with sex and repulsed by the act itself we're really sooooo hypocritical so enjoy your glass house Dennis.

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