Bin the bunny! Our call to Playboy stockists

WIN! Playboy ANZ forced to remove false retailer listings from website following supporter action

Yesterday we told you about 80 retailers listed as Playboy stockists and asked you to tell them to stop selling this sexploitative brand. Now, it appears that Playboy ANZ has removed all listed stockists from its website. A search of its stockist page returned a message that said ‘No stockists are found near your location.’ We repeated the search for a 200km radius from each capital city and got the same result each time.

We found out that a number of the listings were false after retailers told supporters they’ve never sold Playboy merch and were 'not associated with' the brand.

We will continue to target retailers which align themselves with this global porn brand whose profits are derived from a long history of objectifying women - City Beach, Neverland Store and Culture Kings to name a few.


**Update** ManCave Workwear "not associated with" sexploitation brand Playboy

ManCave Workwear responded to a supporter to say that it does not sell Playboy products, and is ‘not associated with any such brand’. ManCave Workwear also said it looks like Playboy has used its brand name without permission, and that it expressed its ‘discomfort’ to Playboy for listing it as a stockist on its website.

Kingsize Big and Tall, General Pants and Universal Store also responded to supporters to say they do not stock Playboy merchandise. Kingsize Big and Tall said that it will get in contact with Playboy.

So why has Playboy named them in its lineup of 80 Australian retailers?

Thank you for speaking out, and let us know if you hear back from any other listed Playboy retailers.


Earlier this year we called out youth retailer City Beach for flogging Playboy merch to teens.  

Now we’re calling on all Playboy stockists to stop selling this sexploitative brand.

We found 80 retailers listed as stockists on Playboy ANZ website, including a number whose target market is teens and young people.

Playboy is a global porn empire brand. Parent company Playboy Group CEO and stakeholder Ben Kohn describes it as one of the world’s ‘most recognized brands’. Of course, Kohn’s marketing spin lacks any reference to why the brand is so well known - that for decades it has served up the bodies of women and even underage girls for men's sexual entertainment.

In 2018 Playboy strategically changed its slogan from 'Entertainment for Men' to 'Entertainment for All'. But it's still trading off of the same objectifying, pornified representations of women that it always has.

Playboy has a 60-year history of corporatised objectification, abuse and exploitation of women and girls for profit. It is unethical, predatory and regressive for retailers to be flogging this brand - particularly to teens.

What's their goal in selling Playboy merch anyway? To show how little respect they have for women and girls? How is that a good business model?

We’re calling on all Playboy stockists to stop selling its merch - and we’re asking you to boycott them until they do.


Read 'The house that Hef built: Hugh Hefner's Dark Legacy' - MTR in ABC Religion and Ethics


Take action - #BinTheBunnyPlayboyStockists

Tell retailers to stop selling Playboy merch - leave a comment on their Facebook page (links below).

Boycott all stores flogging Playboy merch -  see list below.

National

  • City Beach 
  • General Pants - Fake listing
  • Universal Store - Fake listing
  • ManCave Workwear - Fake listing 
  • Culture Kings 
  • Glue Store 
  • Surf Dive 'n Ski - Does not sell Playboy merch
  • Neverland
  • Street Machine Skate 
  • Fast Times
  • Kingsize Big and Tall - Fake listing

 

 

 

NSW

  • PICT Clothing, Haymarket
  • ABD Skate Supplies, Darlinghurst
  • Halfsleeve, Surrey Hills
  • Route 66 Sydney P/L, Darlinghurst
  • Above The Clouds Store, Darlinghurst
  • Local Store - Maple Store
  • Urban Equipment
  • Stm Snow Surf Skate, Bondi Junction
  • Boardworld, Bondi Junction
  • Uncle Paully’s Sweatshop, Chippendale
  • Cardinal Retailers
  • Notorious and Co
  • Passport Store and Gallery
  • Boarders Co
  • Hughes Clothing Company

QLD

  • Violent Green
  • Parliament Skate Shop
  • North Fox Projects
  • Extreme Skates (Taringa)
  • Sk8er (Keppera)
  • Hip Pocket (Logan)
  • Lifestyle Australia
  • Sportys Fitness
  • Jimmy B (Toombul)

 

 

 

SA

  • Da Klinik
  • Zero 
  • Daily Grind
  • USG Clothing
  • Clinic 116
  • Mid West Trader
  • Marino Uniforms
  • Old School Espresso
  • Pitman Bros
  • Will Ride
  • MV2 
  • Jorja
  • Deadboard
  • Hittin the Street
  • Goolwa Surf & Ski
  • Sidewinder

VIC

  • Hemley Store 
  • Roadhouse
  • Sparestore, Collingwood
  • Plane Clothes, South Melbourne
  • Arid Zone, South Melbourne
  • Railyard Traders, Collingwood 
  • 24hundred, Richmond 
  • Nowhere Boys, Abbotsford 
  • Marauder Clothing, Brunswick 
  • Brick & Mortar Supply, Prahran
  • Evolve Skate Store, Prahan
  • Fufanu, Northcote
  • The Break Room, Moonee Ponds 
  • Public Mayhem, Newport 
  • Roadhouse Essendon
  • O'henry Big Menswear, Balwyn
  • Locality Store Pty Ltd, Greensborough 
  • Gravity Streetwear, Nunawading 

WA

  • Beyond Skateboarding, North Perth
  • Momentum Skate Shop, Claremont
  • Giri Martial Arts Supplies**, Cannington
  • West Brothers, Mirrabooka
  • The Black Wall, Cottesloe
  • Hip Pocket Workwear 
  • Livid Skateboards, Scarborough
  • 1991 Skateshop, Fremantle
  • Key Sole, Fremantle
  • Moshpit Collective, Armadale
  • Punkers Emporium, Orelia 
  • Horizon Surf T/A Surf Mania, Rockingham
  • Soggybones, Dunsborough

 

 

 

TAS

  • Red herring Surf
  • Red Bill
  • Shipstern Surf
  • Freeride Surf and Street
  • Venue Streetwear

Online

  • Missguided (AU)
  • ASOS
  • SurfStitch

 

 


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