Playboy has announced it is ceasing printing its magazine for the remainder of the year amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Playboy is an American men’s lifestyle and entertainment magazine, formerly in print and currently online. It was founded in Chicago in 1953, by Hugh Hefner and his associates. Playboy remains one of the world’s best-known brands.
In March 2020, Ben Kohn, CEO of Playboy Enterprises, announced that the Spring 2020 issue would be the last regularly scheduled printed issue and that the magazine would now publish its content online. The decision to close the print edition was attributed in part to the COVID-19 pandemic which interfered with distribution of the magazine.