. . . even though it’s germane. Playboy has refused to pull its March issue featuring Ms. Alba on the cover (background here). As to Ms. Alba’s argument that the appearance on the cover of Playboy suggests (promises? implies? teases?) that the subject will appear nude or semi-nude (why isn’t it demi-nude?) inside the magazine, Playboy has asserted that ‘celebrities routinely grace the cover without appearing nude inside.’
This seems like a testable proposition if we could define celebrity. But is the prior track record of celebrity covers known to, and does it matter to an optimistic readership?