Opposition to Indonesian Playboy magazine

Yosef Ardi of Indonesia Today calls the first issue of the Indonesian edition of Playboy magazine a “smashing success” despite insistence by some quarters that it is pornographic because it is Playboy. Indonesia Matters agrees that the opposition from “predictable quarters” is not necessarily because of the magazine's content (no nudity) but because of prevailing perception. Andry S Huzain says, “Playboy Indonesia IS Playboy. It is just a series of parade of big boops blonde-naked women with IQ not over fifteen.” A. Fatih Syuhud says, “If you agree with it, buy it. If you dont, just leave it.”


  • bayi

    The first issue was a very mild one compared to Playboy issues published elsewhere. It featured Amber Chia, a Malaysian model for the Guess brand, and she wasn’t even naked!

    Anyway, there are reports of a second issue which I have doubts whether it is a tongue-in-cheek report or if it is real. The cover is scandalous! It is comical. See the April 20, 2006 entry of Brand New Malaysian at

  • I saw the entry and the scanned cover of the 2nd issue. I’m wondering if that’s an attempt to recreate the image of Playboy?

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