Perhaps, the answer to this question lies in the press release for the sexy glossy, which included a quote from Johann Botha, head of Sciofon (licensor of Playboy), "We are thrilled to bring Playboy to South Africa, and look forward to continuing the magazine's tradition of excellence with cutting-edge journalism and high-quality photography ... We are confident that premium brands will welcome this new opportunity to align themselves with Playboy to reach affluent, well-educated South African consumers."
So MIMI-istas, are there undercurrents of prejudice (and dare I say racism) in the choice to launch Playboy South Africa with a white model? And if so, do we care—of all the things to take issue with, is an equal opportunity to be objectified as a sex object one of them?
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(Photo Credits: Playboy Enterprises, Inc.)