Let me start off by saying that I almost did not report on this because I do not condone the Playboy magazine. As a Christian, I don’t agree with pornography.
However, even though I don’t particularly like the magazine, I must say that I am extremely surprised (and disgusted) to see that their newest “playmate” is a man, French model Ines Rau. This comes just weeks after Hugh Hefner’s death. If I had a guess, it’s because he would not allow it while he was alive.
The reason I am so surprised is because this magazine is for men. The men buying these magazines want to see sexy women. Correct? Okay, so if the company starts putting men (I don’t care if they think they’re a woman. They’re still a man with a penis) in the magazine as models, then they are going to lose a lot of business. Men do not buy the magazine to see other men.
From a capitalistic point of view, this is a horrible decision.
“It’s how I celebrated my coming out, actually,” the model said in a Playboy announcement. “I took that chance, and then I signed with an agency.
He said, “I always knew from within, when I was a little kid in my room in the ghetto, that a beautiful destiny was waiting for me,” Rau continued, “I don’t know how to explain it. A little voice was telling me, ‘You’ll see. Patience.’ ”
The model claims to be a “tenacious advocate” on a variety of causes but says, “I will always fight for LGBTQ rights and women’s rights, but above everything else, my cause is the environment. Nothing touches me more than fighting against global warming. I was made to fight for the planet—the forest, the animals, the air. If I get famous, that’s my first battle.”
Rau says the photo shoot for Playboy is a compliment. “Am I really going to be a Playmate—me?” Rau asked. “It’s the most beautiful compliment I’ve ever received. It’s like getting a giant bouquet of roses.”
Playboy tweeted out, “Being a woman is just being a woman.” Yeah, that’s true. Except he isn’t a woman. He is a man parading as a woman. Simple as that.
— Playboy (@Playboy) October 18, 2017