Jimmy Kimmel Is ‘Really Shocked’ About Playboy Abandoning Full Nudity

“If you ever wanted to know what Miss February looks like with clothes on, you’re about to find out,” Kimmel says

Last Updated: October 13, 2015 @ 10:18 PM

Jimmy Kimmel is among the countless men who were blindsided by Playboy’s announcement Monday that the iconic adult magazine is abandoning full nudity.

“Here’s something that — I have to admit — as a 47-year-old man, really shocked me,” the late-night host said in his opening monologue Tuesday.

“Playboy Magazine announced yesterday that they will no longer feature nude models. There will be no more naked ladies in Playboy,” he continued.

“So if you ever wanted to know what Miss February looks like with clothes on, you’re about to find out!” Kimmel said.

The dramatic editorial change is part of an overall redesign and will take effect in March 2016.

According to the New York Times, Playboy editor Cory Jones approached magazine founder Hugh Hefner last month with the idea to drop nude photos from the print edition. Hefner, who is still listed on the masthead as editor in chief, gave the idea his blessing.

The explosion of online porn sites is being blamed by many for the new direction of  the print mag.

“You’re now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free,” Playboy CEO Scott Flanders told the Times. “And so it’s just passé at this juncture.”

The magazine will still include photo spreads of women in provocative poses. But the move marks the latest step away from depictions of nudity, which were banned from the magazine’s website last August.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” airs at 11:35 p.m. on ABC.