Playboy Magazine has taken time out to respond 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 faced serious criticism on release of the issue, with people insisting that transgender women aren’t women.
Meet your November 2017 Playmate, @supa_ines. "Nudity shouldn’t be taboo. Nudity means a lot to me, since I went through a transition to get where I want to be. Nudity is a celebration of the human being without all the excess. It’s not about sexuality but the beauty of the human body, whether male or female." 📷 by @derekkettela
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 response via photos below: