Was Hugh Hefner really the godfather of the sexual revolution, or just a dirty old man? This age-old debate might never come to rest but the founder of the International adult magazine, Playboy and the core subject of this debate, Hugh Hefner has gone to rest in peace forever. The man who claimed to have slept with more than 1,000 women, and credited the impotence drug Viagra with maintaining his libido, has died at 91.
Hugh started publishing Playboy in his kitchen at home in 1953 and his magazines soon became the largest-selling men’s magazine in the world, shifting seven million copies a month at its peak.
He spent his life surrounded by controversies, got attacked by feminists groups who accused him of reducing women to mere sexual objects in his magazines but was praised and got support for racial integration and gay rights. He was a character more complex than tabloid editors allowed.
Hugh’s magazine made him a multi-millionaire, spawning a business empire that included casinos and nightclubs. His third wife was 60 years junior to him and when the whole world called his magazines adult magazines, he never regarded them as the same.
I’ve never thought of Playboy quite frankly as a sex magazine. I always thought of it as a lifestyle magazine in which sex was one important ingredient,” Hefner told CNN in 2002.
Hefner might not be a godfather of anyone, he might have been just a dirty old man, but now, he is no more and people should show some respect to his death. However, something completely opposite has started happening on Twitter as soon as the news of Hefner’s death went viral. People are flooding Twitter with insensitive tweet mercilessly trolling a dead man.
Here are some of the reactions that came after Hugh Hefner’s death,
Hugh Hefner had died! This is the only death in history where no one will say “he’s in a better place now” #HughHefnerAdvertisement
— Hugo (@TheHugoEffect) September 28, 2017
In honor of Hugh Hefner passing away. Send nudes
— Tyler Cartwright (@Cartwright222) September 28, 2017
Hugh Hefner didn’t die when Obama was president that’s all I’m sayin’
— duf (@Dufined) September 28, 2017
Requiescat In Pace! Hugh Hefner,
Viagra is only available in Hell.
— IRFAN (@simplyirfan) September 28, 2017
Ah dam RIP to that white Pimp Hugh Hefner legend
— Bud Bundy (@ZOMBIEJuicee) September 28, 2017
Hugh Hefner (1926-2017).
The editor-in-chief and publisher of Playboy magazine#RIP
“At last he slept alone”
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 28, 2017
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) September 28, 2017
If they dont bury Hugh Hefner with a bottle of viagra & a pair of bunny ears y’all didnt let my mans go out the right way.
— kingtise (@KingTise) September 28, 2017