The Lindsay Lohan Playboy Cover Backlash
It’s no real surprise to anyone that Playboy magazine does well when a controversial celebrity graces its cover. But apparently no one cares to grab a copy of the much-talked about issue of the mag which centers on Lindsay Lohan‘s nude spread.
In recent years, obsession with the likes of Sharon Stone, Drew Barrymore, Denise Richards and Charlize Theron had guaranteed rising sales. So, what happened?
“I’m not surprised at all. Despite Playboy’s hype, there was nothing particularly shocking or new about this shoot. While these shots may have been slightly closer to full frontal than Lindsay’s previous shots, they weren’t actually full frontal; there was also nothing particularly new about Lindsay dressing up as Marilyn Monroe,” says Lux Alptraum, editor of Fleshbot.com.
“I thought the shots were really boring and didn’t really live up to the promises Playboy had made,” Alptraum added. “If they’d actually gotten full frontal shots of Lindsay, or come up with a fresher, more interesting concept, there might have been more demand for the photos.”
Did LiLo’s leaked spread hurt the magazine’s sales?
Probably. But in an exclusive interview with E! News Hugh Hefner himself admitted that he originally had doubts about including the 25-year-old actress in the Bunnymag and putting her on the cover. The pictorial was leaked online last week after a hacker found the photos on a shared computer server.
And now that the magazine has hit the newsstands with a backlash, it appears LiLo won’t be giving any interviews about the spread.