The launch of Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Club in London on Saturday was ruined by a bunch of feminist protesters. Hugh Hefner, 85, flew to London to celebrate the grand opening of his Playboy Club, but the event turned a bit nasty when the feminist group called Object screamed at Hefner on the red carpet.
The demonstrators, some of which were dressed in non-sexy bunny costumes, carried signs that read “I am hopping mad” and “Eff off Heff”.
A rep of Object told reporters, “This signifies a worrying step backwards in the quest for equality between the sexes. Sexualising and objectifying women as bunny rabbits is not sexy and it is not empowering. It is sexist.”
Hefner didn’t let the protesters ruin the evening, saying, “Playboy and the Playboy clubs were the end of sexism. Women were being held in bondage for hundreds of years, owned first by their fathers and then their husbands. Playboy helped to change all that. It’s what the sexual revolution was all about.”
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